APPLYING FOR A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
The certificate I give you on your wedding day is a ceremonial certificate. You'll have to apply for a standard marriage certificate with Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) in the state you were married in.
Only a standard marriage certificate can be used for official purposes and proof of change of name. You can also use your standard marriage certificate when applying to government agencies and banks.
If you were married in Queensland follow this link on how to apply for a marriage certificate.
CHANGE OF NAME KIT
This is a really useful website if you’re thinking of changing your name but have no idea where to even start!
MARRIAGE EDUCATION SERVICES
Participating in marriage education services can be a great advantage before tying the knot. Some of the advantages are listed below:
Designed to establish shared values, ideals, expectations and identify any issues that may need attention
Helps couples deal with problems early on and there is better prognosis is for the longevity of the relationship
Higher levels of satisfaction and commitment in marriage
Lower levels of conflict
Reduced odds of divorce
A range of service providers can be found in your local area.
RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA (QLD)
Phone: 1300 364 277
Multiple locations throughout Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. See website for more details.
BETTER RELATIONSHIPS (ANGLICARE)
Phone: 3841 4901
408 Gympie Road
Strathpine QLD 4500
221 Logan Road
Buranda QLD 4102 (Access via Toohey St)
Phone: 1300 236 822
58 Morgan Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
THE HART CENTRE
1300 830 552
Multiple locations throughout Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. See website for more details.
MARRIAGE COUNSELLING BRISBANE
1300 48 62 63
Multiple locations throughout Brisbane. See website for more details.
SAME SEX RELATIONSHIPS AND COUNSELLING
THE HEART CENTRE
1300 830 552
GAY AND LESBIAN COUNSELLING BRISBANE
1800 877 924