MARRIAGE LAWIN THE STATE OF QUEENSLAND
You’ve got to choose: Civil ceremony or a religious ceremony?
QUEENSLAND residents can choose from two types of wedding ceremonies, either a civil ceremony or a religious ceremony.
A civil ceremony can be held at a location of your choice with a registered civil marriage celebrant.
A religious ceremony can be held at a church with a registered religious marriage celebrant or an independent church with a registered civil religious marriage celebrant.
Couples need to complete and lodge a notice of intended marriage application form with their marriage celebrant at least one month before the big day.
After the ceremony your celebrant is responsible for registering your marriage on your behalf.
While same-sex couples can’t currently enter into marriage in Australia, they can enter into civil partnerships in Queensland and registration rules are similar to civil marriages.