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Fill in a notice of intention to enter a civil partnership

Use this application form to register your relationship as a civil partnership with a declaration ceremony. You need to be 18 or older and at least 1 partner must live in Queensland.

It will take you about 15 minutes to complete this application form.

  1. Answer the questions.
  2. Download and print the completed application form.
  3. At least 10 full days before your declaration ceremony, and no earlier than 12 months before:
    1. show your proof of ID and supporting documents to your civil partnership notary
    2. get your civil partnership notary to witness your signatures in the declaration section and complete their declaration.
  4. If you are not having your declaration ceremony at the Brisbane registry, a copy of the completed application form must also be sent to us either:
    1. by post to Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, PO Box 15188, CITY EAST QLD 4002
    2. in person at the Brisbane registry customer service centre at Level 32, 180 Ann Street, Brisbane, or your nearest Queensland Magistrates Court or Queensland Government Agent Program (QGAP) office.
  1. Can I register my relationship with a declaration ceremony?
    1. Do you want to have a declaration ceremony? *
    2. Do either you or your partner live in Queensland? * (If you chose 'Yes' above)
    3. Are you or your partner already married or in a civil partnership (formerly called registered relationship)? * (If you chose 'Yes' above)
    4. Do you have all the proof you need for identification? View what proof of ID you will need to provide (If you chose 'No' above)
  2. Download your application form Fill in the application form before downloading and printing it.

    Remember, the information you give will appear on your civil partnership certificate.

    1. Partner 1 details
      1. Place of birth
        1. *
        2. *
      2. Sex *
      3. Name
      4. Do you live in Queensland? *
      5. If yes, attach at least 1 certified document from home address evidence of the proof of ID, showing your current home address in Queensland.

      6. I confirm that I am: *
      7. Relationship status * Select the one that best describes your status before this current relationship
      8. You may be asked to provide evidence that your marriage or civil partnership (formerly called registered relationship) has ended.

      9. Home address
        1. *
          1. *
          2. *
          3. *
      10. Is your postal address different to your home address? *
      11. (If you chose 'Yes' above)
        1. Partner 1 postal address
      12. Partner 1 parents' details
      13. Remember, the information you give for your parents will appear on your civil partnership certificate.

      14. Mother's name
      15. Father's (or registered parent's) name
    2. Partner 2 details
      1. Place of birth
        1. *
        2. *
      2. Sex *
      3. Name
      4. Do you live in Queensland? *
      5. If yes, attach at least 1 certified document from home address evidence of the proof of ID, showing your current home address in Queensland.

      6. I confirm that I am: *
      7. Relationship status * Select the one that best describes your status before this current relationship
      8. You may be asked to provide evidence that your marriage or civil partnership (formerly called registered relationship) has ended.

      9. Home address
        1. *
          1. *
          2. *
          3. *
      10. Is your postal address different to your home address? *
      11. (If you chose 'Yes' above)
        1. Partner 2 postal address
      12. Partner 2 parents' details
      13. Remember, the information you give for your parents will appear on your civil partnership certificate.

      14. Mother's name
      15. Father's (or registered parent's) name
    3. Before I return the application form *
    4. Your application form is almost ready to be downloaded and printed

      Please take the time to look over the details you have provided.

You do not need to use this form

You can choose to register your civil partnership without a ceremony.

You are not eligible

A civil partnership notary cannot conduct a civil partnership declaration ceremony in Queensland unless you or your partner lives in the state.

You are not eligible

A civil partnership notary cannot accept your notice of intention if you or your partner is already married, or in a civil partnership (formerly called registered relationship).

You need to prove your identity

A civil partnership notary cannot conduct your civil partnership declaration ceremony until you can prove your identity.

Local call* 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
International +61 7 3405 0985 (+10 hours UTC)

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

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