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Civil partnership declaration ceremony at the Brisbane registry

Located in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, our modern, architecturally designed ceremony rooms have panoramic mountain-to-bay views.

You can have a civil partnership declaration ceremony in our beautiful ceremony rooms in affordable style. The number of guests may influence the room provided:

  • ceremony room 1 seats up to 70 guests
  • ceremony room 2 seats up to 30 guests.

To book your ceremony at the Brisbane registry, request an interview appointment.

Our ceremony venue offers:

  • generous waiting areas for your guests
  • access to private dressing room prior to your ceremony
  • access to amazing photo opportunities
  • integrated sound system.

Look at our gallery to imagine your ceremony with us.

A registry declaration ceremony can also be held at selected courthouses throughout Queensland. Contact a magistrates court directly to see if they have this service available. The Brisbane Magistrates Court does not hold civil partnership declaration ceremonies.

Planning your ceremony

Before you can book a ceremony date, we need to discuss your plans. If you can't speak and understand English, you need to bring someone who can translate for you.

At your first meeting with us, our experienced team will help you to:

To see our venue, come to one of our ceremony rooms showcases.

Request an interview appointment

This online service allows you to choose the date and time of your interview.

You will be asked to give your name, email and mobile number to book your interview, and you will get an email to confirm your interview appointment. The email will also allow you to easily reschedule or cancel your booking, if necessary.

Please note: bookings require at least 2 business days' notice. We will be closed Thursday 25 April for Anzac Day. We will re-open on Friday 26 April at 8.30am.

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The Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages is collecting your personal information for the purpose of facilitating your interview booking online and for contacting you in relation to your booking. Your personal information will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose unless authorised or required by law. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the provisions of the Information Privacy Act 2009.

Other booking options

You can also book your interview appointment with us by:

  • calling

    Local call* 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
    International +61 7 3022 0001 (+10 hours UTC)

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

    *Costs may be higher from mobile phones and interstate.

  • visiting the Brisbane registry customer service centre at Level 32, 180 Ann Street, Brisbane.

Ceremony times

We conduct civil partnership declaration ceremonies during the following times:

  • Monday–Saturday (excluding Wednesday), 9.30am–4.00pm
  • Extended hours
    • Friday, 5.30pm–7.00pm
    • Saturday, 4.30pm–6.30pm

We do not conduct ceremonies on Wednesdays.

Evening ceremonies are booked from the first available time for the date you choose.

Cost of a ceremony at the registry

A registry ceremony in Brisbane is an affordable way to commemorate your civil partnership.

The cost for a registry ceremony includes:

  • the ceremony
  • a civil partnership notary
  • the ceremony room
  • a ceremonial declaration of civil partnership certificate.

To secure a time and date for your ceremony, you will need to pay the applicable fee.

A registry ceremony costs:

  • $344.00 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9.30am–4.00pm)
  • $588.00 (Friday, 5.30pm–7.00pm)
  • $444.00 (Saturday, 9.30am–4.00pm)
  • $588.00 (Saturday, 4.30pm–6.30pm).

The cost of your ceremony does not include a standard civil partnership certificate unless you book a Friday or Saturday evening ceremony.

You can change your ceremony date once for free if you contact us about the change at least 2 weeks before the ceremony date you have booked. If you change our ceremony date more than once, you will need to pay an additional booking fee.

You can pay:

  • at the counter
    • by EFTPOS or credit card
    • with cash
    • with a business account cheque
    • with a bank cheque
    • with a money order
  • through the mail
    • by credit card
    • with a business account cheque
    • with a bank cheque
    • with a money order.

Make cheques and money orders payable to 'Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages'.

We do not accept personal cheques.

Documents you will need

When you come to your interview to book your civil partnership declaration ceremony, you will need to bring your original proof of ID and supporting documents showing evidence of:

  • the date and place of birth (original birth certificate) and current photo ID of each partner—if you were born outside Australia, a current passport
  • a divorce document or death certificate of any former spouse, if applicable
  • evidence that at least one partner lives in Queensland.

You need to show us your original documents, as we can't accept certified photocopies.

Request an interview appointment.

Translated identity documents

For original documents that are not in English, you must also provide a translation from a translator accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).