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Celebrate Your Love Story in Australia

Welcome to Australia, the perfect destination for your dream wedding. Australian destination weddings offer breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cities, and endless adventures. Imagine exchanging vows on the golden beaches of the Gold Coast amidst the luxury and seclusion of Hayman Island or in the iconic cityscape of Sydney. Wherever you're wishing to tie the knot, our Certified Destination Wedding Specialists can assist with all the details.

Top Highlights

  • Dramatic coastlines
  • Bustling cities
  • Natural wonders
  • Diverse landscapes
  • Coral reefs
  • Colorful marine life

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Where to Get Married in Australia

Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast

A coastal city in the state of Queensland, the Gold Coast has sun-kissed beaches, lush rainforests and vibrant nightlife.
Hayman Island, Australia

Hayman Island

Located within the picturesque Whitsundays, Hayman Island is made for couples looking to indulge in pure luxury on a private island.
Sydney, Australia


Experience the allure of a cosmopolitan coastal wedding in the heart of Australia's capital, Sydney. Iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge provide stunning backdrops for your destination wedding in Australia. 
Australia Marriage Requirements

Marriage Requirements in Australia

Marriage requirements in Australia are pretty straightforward for US and Canadian citizens. You'll need a valid passport, birth certificate, and a Notice of Intended Marriage form. Most destination wedding couples opt to have a symbolic commitment ceremony to avoid all of these requirements, and then legalize the marriage in their home country when they return. 
Australia Wedding Packages Shangri LaCairns

Wedding Packages in Australia

Destination wedding packages in Australia offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to your needs. From personalized ceremony setups to professional photography and gourmet catering, every detail will be accounted for so you can focus on creating lifelong memories.
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Travel Tips

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Travel Documents

In order to enter Australia, foreign citizens must have a valid passport and visa, or an approved Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). For additional entry requirements, consult with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist or visit (US citizens) or (Canadian citizens).


The main language spoken throughout Australia is English, so you won't have any trouble getting around while you travel.

Currency & Tipping

The Australian dollar (AUD) is the official currency of Australia. The US dollar (USD) is not accepted throughout Australia, so it's best to either bring a debit/credit card or withdraw cash from a local ATM upon arrival. 

Tipping in Australia is not mandatory but always appreciated at resorts, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Small change or 10-15% of the bill is customary. 

Things To Do In Australia

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Attractions & Activities

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • The Great Ocean Road
  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden
  • Snorkeling/Scuba diving
  • Island hop in the Whitsundays
  • Hot air balloon rides

Getting Married in Australia: FAQs

How much does a destination wedding in Australia cost?
The cost of a destination wedding in Australia varies greatly depending on your preferences and other key factors like where you’re flying from, when you’re getting married, how many people are attending, etc. Our Certified Destination Wedding Specialists can assist in preparing a personalized quote so you can have a better idea of what to budget for a wedding celebration in Australia.
Is it safe to get married in Australia?
Traveling to Australia is generally safe, but it's always a good idea to stay updated on travel advisories and follow local guidelines for a worry-free experience.
What is the best time of year to have a destination wedding in Australia?
Australia's climate offers year-round opportunities for weddings. However, spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are particularly popular months to get married due to their mild weather.
How far in advance should I plan my destination wedding in Australia?
Planning in advance for an Australian destination wedding is key. We recommend starting the process at least 12 to 18 months before your desired wedding date to secure your preferred venue, vendors, and accommodations.
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Things to Consider when Planning a Wedding in Australia

Getting married in Australia may sound dreamy, but it comes with a few challenges:

  • Hotels in Australia are EP (European Plan), so your meals and drinks will be an additional cost
  • The flights to Australia are longer and more expensive from most US and CA gateways
  • Wedding packages in Australia are not all-inclusive, so you'll have to hire each vendor individually (i.e. florist, wedding planner, caterer, photographer, etc.)
  • The overall cost of a destination wedding in Australia will more than likely be much more expensive than a destination wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean.

Please note: we currently do not offer full-planning services in Australia. Browse our collection of full-service destinations below.

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