NSW Marriage Office

Registry Office Wedding Options

Small Wedding Simplicity

If you'd like a simple legal wedding or a small wedding with your closest few,

we provide registry style weddings at a range of locations throughout

Newcastle, Maitland, Cessnock, Lower Hunter Valley and surrounding areas.

Sign The Marriage Register

This option is the minimum requirement for couples to be legally married in Australia.


Free location at our office or yours - home, garden or park

Fees from $420

You, your celebrant & two witnesses

No interviews or appointments needed

We look after all the registrations & lodgements

Say the legal words

Exchange vows and rings if you want to

Sign the marriage register


Short Marriage Ceremony

Invite some family & friends to witness your wedding


A short marriage ceremony

Bring along some family & friends to witness & celebrate your marriage

Have up to 10 people attend (including you)

Fees from $520

Exchange rings & vows if you'd like to

No interviews or appointments needed

We look after all the registrations & lodgements



A current passport is the preferred form of ID. If a passport cannot be provided, an original birth certificate AND other current photo ID can be accepted (eg a driver’s licence).

If either of you has been previously married you must provide:

If your documents are not in English, a qualified interpreter must have translated them.

Notice of Intended Marriage

Download and complete the Notice of Intended Marriage.

Your wedding date must be at least one month after you lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM).

The NOIM is valid for up to 18 months. If you’re unsure of a date for your ceremony, we can assist you with this later on.

Official Marriage Certificate

On the day of your marriage you are issued with a Commonwealth Celebrant issued Marriage Certificate though you cannot use this to formally change your name or for visa applications.  If you would like an Offical Marriage Certificate we can order one on your behalf or you can apply for one yourself. 

get married quick near me

We are authorised, qualified and experienced commonwealth marriage celebrants who offer a complete registry wedding service. For Newcastle & Hunter weddings, the closest government registry office is in Sydney so Marriage Office NSW fills the gap for you. 

Everything for your marriage is included. We lodge all of your legal paperwork and perform your marriage on the day.  Later that day your documents are filed and registered with the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.