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Wedding at the Brisbane registry

Our new premises has 2 elegant, contemporary and architecturally designed ceremony rooms with breathtaking panoramic views from Mount Coot-tha to Moreton Bay and the Brisbane skyline.

You can get married in our ceremony rooms in affordable style with up to 50 guests.

If you live outside Brisbane and want a registry wedding, contact a Queensland magistrates court (except the Brisbane Magistrates Court) to see if they have this service available.

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

Our ceremony rooms offer:

  • generous waiting areas for your guests
  • access to amazing photo locations
  • acoustic design to maximise atmosphere and enjoyment
  • integrated sound system
  • access to private dressing room before your ceremony.

Look at our gallery to imagine your ceremony at the new registry.

Planning your ceremony

Before you can book a ceremony date, we need to discuss your plans.

At your first meeting with us, a wedding registry coordinator will get you to:

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 Friday 26 January for Australia Day. We will re-open on Monday 29 January at 8.00am.

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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 3405 0985 (+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.

Cost of a ceremony at the registry

A registry wedding in Brisbane is an affordable way to get married.

Wedding ceremonies during our extended hours on Friday and Saturday evenings include a standard marriage certificate plus your choice of commemorative marriage certificate. Evening ceremonies are booked from the first available time for the evening you choose—ceremonies are scheduled every 30 minutes.

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

A registry ceremony costs:

  • $332.00 (Monday–Friday, 9.30am–4.00pm)
  • $568.00 (Friday, 5.30pm–8.00pm)—includes your choice of commemorative marriage certificate package
  • $429.00 (Saturday, 9.30am–4.00pm)
  • $568.00 (Saturday, 4.30pm–6.30pm )—includes your choice of commemorative marriage certificate package.

The cost for a registry ceremony includes:

  • the ceremony
  • a celebrant
  • the ceremony room
  • a ceremonial marriage certificate.

You do not get an official standard marriage certificate on the day of your registry ceremony, unless it is included in the ceremony package, so you need to buy one for $46.60.

You can change your wedding date once for free. However, you will need to pay an additional fee for any additional date changes.

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.

What documents you need

When you come to your interview to book your registry wedding, 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, or a current passport
  • divorce or death of any former spouse (i.e. divorce document or death certificate), if applicable.

You need to show your wedding registry coordinator originals of your documents, because we cannot accept photocopies.

Request an interview appointment.

Interpreting and translated identity documents

If you cannot speak and understand English, you may bring an interpreter.

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).


Look at our gallery to imagine your ceremony at the new registry.

Brisbane registry contact details

Located at Level 32, 180 Ann Street, Brisbane

January opening hours

Monday–Friday: 8.00am–4.30pm

Public holidays: Closed

Public holiday office closure

The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages located at Level 32, 180 Ann Street, Brisbane will be closed Friday 26 January for Australia Day. We will re-open on Monday 29 January at 8.00am.

Need more help?

Find out how to get a birth certificate from an interstate or overseas registry.

Read more about what you need to do if you have been married before or if you are getting married.

Marriage equality

The Parliament of Australia has approved changes to the Marriage Act 1961, allowing couples to marry regardless of their sex.

Learn more about marriage equality

Available at the Brisbane registry—evening ceremonies on Fridays and Saturdays with your choice of commemorative marriage certificate package—request a wedding ceremony interview appointment to book your special occasion.

Last updated
20 December 2017
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