Australian Law Requires:
  • That both parties be over the age of 18 years, or if one is under 18 a court order must be obtained .
  • A completed Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) Notice of Intended MarriageThis is usually obtained from your celebrant. (Can also be download  fromAttorney Generals Department of Australia  It must be completed and lodged with the Celebrant no earlier than eighteen months and no later than one month prior to the day of the Wedding   
  • You must provide the original of your birth certificates if born in Australia. If you were born overseas you need your original birth certificate or overseas passport
  • If previously married, confirmation of the ending of that marriage - certificate of divorce or death certificate of spouse
  • You must both sign a Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage before your marriage ceremony can take place. This is a legal document and must be witnessed by your marriage celebrant.I will prepare this document for you.
  • Two (2) witnesses over the age of 18 years, who have witnessed and understood the ceremony will witness the documents after your wedding ceremony.
  • I am happy to explain the legal process of marriage.
  • See below for my Privacy Policy




Privacy Policy

Elaine Searle, Civil Marriage Celebrant is committed to your privacy, therefore we do not disclose any personal information about any of our clients to other businesses. Any personal information that we collect will only be used and disclosed for the purpose for which it has been provided to us.

Information We Collect

Information about IP addresses, web browsers and computer operating systems are automatically transmitted to web servers as an integral part of the operation of the Internet. The purpose of this information is to evaluate the performance of the website and to improve the content and format for its users. Our web server collects the following types of information for statistical purposes about visitors to our website:

·         number of users who visit the website

·         date and time of visits

·         number of pages viewed

·         traffic patterns

This data is analysed for trends and statistics and then discarded. Our website logs are not personally identifiable and we make no attempt to link them with individuals who browse the site.

Personal Information Security

Elaine Searle, Civil Marriage Celebrant will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your information is secure from any unauthorised access or disclosure and at all times complies with the federal privacy laws. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised individuals have access to the information provided by our clients.

Links to Other Websites

Other websites linked to this website are for your convenience and information only and in no way constitute an endorsement by Elaine Searle, Civil Marriage Celebrant.

These websites are not controlled in any way by us. Please be aware of this when you click on any such links. We are not responsible for the privacy practices and/or policies of any website other than our own. Consequently, we strongly suggest that you review the privacy policy of every website you visit, whether or not they are linked to by our own site.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website.