The capital of New South Wales, Sydney is known for its iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, drawing millions of visitors worldwide each year. Whether you want to spend a day along Australia’s most photographed shoreline at Bondi Beach or test your fear of heights atop the Harbour Bridge, a wedding in Sydney, Australia will keep you on your toes. The city has many cultural gems, with award-winning restaurants, shops, museums and historic sites. And set against the rocky coastline, an Australian wedding guarantees a great view from any direction.
To marry in Australia you must be over 18 with an “Intention to Marry” document on file. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports and visitor visas are required when traveling to Australia. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
English is the official language of Australia, but due to the multicultural flavor of the country, it is also common to find regions with a variety of languages.
Australia’s national currency is the Australian dollar.
Climate & Beaches
Sydney’s climate is pleasantly temperate all year round with more than 340 sunny days a year. The rainfall is highest between March and June. Average winter temperatures are around 48 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sydney has more than 70 beaches, from secluded bays and national parks to world-famous strips of sand. They are all generally within easy reach of the city. Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach are favorites of many travelers. Another great option is to catch the winding walk from Bondi to Bronte, with chiseled sandstone cliffs that become the backdrop for the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
From top shopping and Saturday markets in Paddington to the world-famous harbor, there is plenty to see and do in Sydney. Explore this diverse city’s colorful convict history in the harborside quarter, take a ghost tour or climb the Harbor Bridge. The Opera House has a constant lineup of shows, but it’s important to book in advance. Harbour cruises are also a great way to see the skyline.