RESOURCES

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! 

http://afterthewedding.com.au/

 

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)

http://www.raq.org.au/

Phone: 1300 364 277

Multiple locations throughout Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. See website for more details.

 

BETTER RELATIONSHIPS (ANGLICARE)

http://betterrelationships.org.au/

Phone: 3841 4901

Two locations:

Northside Brisbane

408 Gympie Road

Strathpine  QLD  4500

 

Southside Brisbane

221 Logan Road

Buranda  QLD 4102  (Access via Toohey St)

CENTACARE

http://centacarebrisbane.net.au/marriage-and-relationship/overview-marriage-and-relationship/

Phone: 1300 236 822

58 Morgan Street

Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

THE HART CENTRE

http://www.thehartcentre.com.au/

1300 830 552

Multiple locations throughout Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. See website for more details.

MARRIAGE COUNSELLING BRISBANE

https://www.marriagecounsellingbrisbane.com.au/

1300 48 62 63

Multiple locations throughout Brisbane. See website for more details.

SAME SEX RELATIONSHIPS AND COUNSELLING

THE HEART CENTRE

http://www.thehartcentre.com.au/our-counselling/same-sex-relationships/

1300 830 552

GAY AND LESBIAN COUNSELLING BRISBANE

http://gayandlesbiancounselling.com/

1800 877 924

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