Weddings in Australia

How & where to get married

There is only one thing that is more spectacular than Australia and that is getting married in Australia!

If you are thinking of having a wedding in Australia you are going to make a fantastic choice. Australia is the perfect wedding and honeymoon destination with tropical islands, coral reefs, fantastic beaches - whatever you want really can be found...


Top reasons to get married in Australia

Why choose Australia for your wedding?

  • Fantastic weather & great locations
    Many choices of locations & wedding types available across Australia
  • Liberal marriage rules
    Legally it is simple to have a wedding in Australia.
  • Ceremonies
    Ceremonies can be performed anywhere, including cliff tops, beaches and botanical parks.
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Marriage rules are open & easy, so it is easy to have a wedding in Australia, plus you can literally marry in virtually any place you want.

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If you are looking for an amazing wedding abroad and unforgettable trip of a lifetime, then jetting off to marry in Australia will not leave you disappointed.

Unlike most countries, marriages in Australia do not have to be conducted in a Church, Town Hall or Register Office.

To have a civil wedding in Australia, all you need is two witnesses, you & your partner and a Wedding Celebrant.

In Australia - because of the fantastic weather & liberal marriage rules - most couples choose to conduct their wedding ceremony outdoors.

There are a selection of favourite locations non Australian couples tend to get married in Australia.

These destinations include famous locations such as the Sydney Opera House, Bondi & other Sydney beaches, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the Queensland's Gold Coast. Beach weddings or cliff top weddings are really popular for couples going to Australia to get married - not suprisingly considering Australia's thousands of fantastic beaches. But there are many choices of locations & wedding types available across Australia.

You can take a package wedding from a travel agent or destination wedding specialist or alternatively hire a local wedding planner or plan most or all of your wedding yourself.

Because it is legally relatively simple to marry in Australia, a wedding can really be quite simple to arrange.

Legally, for marriage in Australia you will need to prove your identity & that you are single so you are free to marry. What you will require will depend upon where you are from. Wedding ceremonies conducted in Australia are legal in most countries including the US, UK, Canada, Ireland & Europe.

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  • My husband and I had our wedding in Sydney - it was fantastic. We recommend that you have your ceremony as late a time in the day as possible in the summer as it can get very hot - that's what we did. We had spent the morning lounging around the pool, drinking champagne, then got married in a tropical garden overlooking the Opera House at sunset! Australia is a great for a relaxed wedding!- Debbie & Tom, wed in Sydney Feb 2013