The famous Opera House or Harbour Bridge, at the Wildlife Park with koalas as your witness, within one of Sydney’s many formal gardens and parks, at the beach, within a traditional chapel or church, or on a private Tall Ship yacht in Sydney’s famous Harbour! Destinationweddings.com works with all resorts and wedding coordinators in Sydney that offer many different wedding packages, including beach weddings. For more information on resorts, wedding coordinators and packages, please speak with your Destination Wedding Specialist.
Documents Needed For Travel
To find out the travel documents needed to enter Australia, check with the nearest embassy, and for U.S. residents, visit http://travel.state.gov/.
The language spoken in Australia is primarily English.
The most commonly accepted credit cards are American Express, Bankcard, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa and their affiliates. Use may be restricted in smaller towns and country areas and small retail shops. Australian currency is decimal with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents equal one dollar).
Average minimum temperatures in the winter months of June through to August is around 9 degrees Celsius (47-48 degrees Fahrenheit). The summer season is from December through February.
If you are in Sydney, chances are you are less than a half hour away from a beautiful beach. It's almost always beach season in Sydney and there is always plenty to do from surfing and volleyball to surfing and snorkeling. Nearby beaches are just a bus ride away - Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach are favorites of many travelers who go to Sydney.
There is an endless number of activities and attractions to keep travelers busy. From top shopping and Saturday markets in Paddington to the world-famous harbor, there is plenty to see and do. Explore Sydney's coloful convict history in the harborside quarter, take a ghost tour or climb the Harbor Bridge. Take a cruise of the harbor and check out the Opera House and waterfront mansions. No matter what your interests, you'll find plenty to keep you busy in Sydney.
With fantastic shopping, a range of restaurants and bars and plenty of cafes, you won't be disappointed with the number of places to check out when the sun goes down.
To marry in Australia you must be 18 years or over, and a Notice Of Intention To Marry must be filed a minimum of one month and one working day prior to the wedding date.
The documents required for a marriage in Australia are:
- A Birth Certificate or official extract
- A valid passport if not an Australian citizen
- The original of your Notice Of Intention To Marry
- If divorced, your decree absolute.
- If widowed, your spouses death certificate & previous marriage certificate.
- Legal proof of any name changes by deed poll
If you are a visitor to Australia intending to marry here, there is a minimum of one day’s residency in Australia required prior to the ceremony. Overseas visitors can also obtain a Notice Of Intention To Marry from your nearest Australian Consulate.
Original copies of birth certificates, and passports for couples from overseas, are to be reviewed by the celebrant on the day of the ceremony.
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DestinationWeddings.com makes every effort to keep the travel information up to date on this website, however, resorts, wedding packages and laws do change and so we cannot guarantee that all information regarding rules, regulations, and marriage requirements at particular sites are completely accurate at the time of viewing. Before making marriage decisions on a particular destination, we highly recommend you speak with your specialist or wedding coordinator to verify rules at a particular destination before finalizing your travel plans.