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Fill in a marriage certificate application form

Use this application form if you or the person you are applying for were married (and the marriage registered) in Queensland.

Step 1—Complete this part online

  1. Start by answering the question below.
  2. Choose how you would like to pay.
  3. Review your details.
  4. Read the email we send you to find out how to finalise your application.

Step 2—Complete this part by post or in person

  1. Gather your proof of ID documents.
  2. Submit your proof of ID by post or in person.
Proof of ID documents must be submitted. When submitting by post, have your documents certified by a Justice of the Peace or another authorised person.
    1. Can I apply for a Queensland marriage certificate?
      1. Is the marriage registered in Queensland? *
      2. Are you eligible to apply for the marriage certificate? * View the access policy to check(If you chose 'Yes' above)
      3. Do you have all the proof you need for identification? * View the proof you will need to provide (If you chose 'Yes' above)
    2. Fill in your application Fill in the application before submitting your proof of ID.
      Marriage certificate details
      These are the details that are on the marriage certificate you are applying for.
      1. Place of marriage
        1. We can only issue a marriage certificate if the marriage has been registered in Queensland.
      2. Party 1's details
      3. These are the details that are on the marriage certificate you are applying for.
        1. If the person doesn't have a family name and only uses the name above, enter n/a.
      4. Party 2's details
        These are the details that are on the marriage certificate you are applying for.
        1. If the person doesn't have a family name and only uses the name above, enter n/a.
      5. Order details
        1. Proof of ID documents must be submitted. When submitting by post, have your documents certified by a Justice of the Peace or another authorised person.
        2. How will you submit your proof of ID documents (and application if not submitted online)? * View the proof of ID you will need to provide

          In person at:

            1. (Additional choices when not submitting proof of ID at our customer service centre in Brisbane)
              Priority * Tick one option
              These timeframes start from when we receive a complete application and your required documents are provided either by post or in person.
            2. Type of post * Australia Post delivery timeframes
            3. Ensure the safe delivery of your certificate

              You have changed the type of post. We value identity protection, so we recommend that you choose registered post to ensure the delivery of your certificate can be tracked and delivered to you securely within Australia.

              Important update

              Australia Post are suspending their express post guarantee of next-day delivery. Express post is still available and treated as a priority, but may not be delivered the next business day every time. Normal application processing timeframes still apply.

            4. Type of certificate * What type of marriage certificate would you like to order?
                1. The total cost is:

              • Choose from the following designs

                Love Heart Everlasting Commitment Devotion Eternity
      6. Whose certificate are you applying for? *
          1. (If you chose 'My own' above) Has your name changed after your marriage was registered? *
        1. If yes, you will need to provide evidence of the change (i.e. divorce or change of name certificate).
        2. (If you chose 'Another person's' above)
        3. You must submit additional supporting documents along with your proof of ID.
        4. Your name
          1. If the applicant doesn’t have a family name and only uses the name above, enter n/a.
        5. The home address details are the house or street address on your proof of ID that you use for your application. Please don't enter your PO box as your home address.
        6. Your home address
      7. Is your postal address the same as your home address? *
      8. (If you chose 'No' above)
        1. Your postal address
      9. How would you like to pay for your order? *
      10. Before I complete my application *

        Remember

        You will need to submit your proof of ID documents (and application if not applying online) to us by post or in person to finalise your order.

    Don't use this form

    We can only issue a marriage certificate if the marriage has been registered in Queensland. If the marriage was registered outside of Queensland, apply to the interstate or overseas registry offices.

    You are not eligible

    We can't send you a marriage certificate unless you have authority, check the certificate access policy.

    You are not eligible

    We can't send you a marriage certificate until you can prove your identity. You can contact us if you need more information about this.

    Online: Our general enquiry form.

    By phone: Local call* 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

    International +61 7 3328 4811 (+10 hours UTC)

    (Phone lines are open Monday–Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm)

    *Costs may be higher from mobile phones and interstate.

    Privacy notice
    The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is collecting your personal information for the purpose of processing your application for a marriage certificate under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 and the Births, Deaths and Marriages Regulations 2003. The information on this form may be provided to law enforcement agencies and to government and non-government agencies for verification of the data. Access to this information or a certificate may be granted to any person who has adequate reason to obtain it, or who meets the requirements of the access policy.