Definition of Marriage

Magda Palmer

And the Legalities

Australia, Definition of Marriage

On 9 December 2017, the right to marry in Australia was no longer determined by sex or gender. ... The Act defines marriage as 'the union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.

Is this State, Territory or Federal Law?

Marriage in Australia is covered by Federal Government legislation. Couples must fulfil a set of legal requirements and correctly complete paperwork for their marriage to be legally recognised.

Why are legalities important?

Marriage under Australian law gives the partnership of a man and a woman a legal status, thus providing full social recognition of their relationship and a degree of protection to each other and their children in the event of a death or injury to a partner.

Why is a ceremony important to a Bridal Couple?

The Wedding ceremony formalises and makes public vows and promises. The ceremony underlines the importance of the bridal couple's decision because marriage is one of the few major commitments a person will actively plan during their life.

"Before you love deeply, you must learn to run through snow leaving no footprints"-Turkish Proverb.