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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.

Step 1—Complete this part online

  1. Start the form by answering the question below.
  2. Download and print the completed application form.

Step 2—Complete this part by post or in person

  1. At least 10 full days before your declaration ceremony, and no earlier than 12 months before, you need to
    1. show your proof of ID and eligibility documents to your civil partnership notary
    2. have your civil partnership notary witness your signatures in the declaration section and complete their declaration.
  1. If you are not having your declaration ceremony at the Brisbane registry, a copy of the completed application form must also be supplied to us by post to Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, PO Box 15188, CITY EAST QLD 4002.
  1. Can you register your relationship with a declaration ceremony?
    1. Do you want to have a declaration ceremony? *
    2. Do either you or your partner currently live in Queensland? * (If you chose 'Yes' above)
    3. Are either you or your partner already married or in a civil partnership? * (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. Fill in 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 the home address evidence options for proof of ID, which shows 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 has ended.

      9. Home address
        1. *
          1. *
          2. *
          3. *
      10. Is your postal address the same as your home address? *
      11. (If you chose 'No' 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 the home address evidence options for proof of ID, which shows 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 has ended.

      9. Home address
        1. *
          1. *
          2. *
          3. *
      10. Is your postal address the same as your home address? *
      11. (If you chose 'No' 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 form is almost ready to be downloaded and printed

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


Don't use this form

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

You are not eligible

You can't take part in a civil partnership declaration ceremony in Queensland unless you or your partner lives in the state. You may choose to be married instead.

You are not eligible

Your notice of intention can't be accepted if you or your partner is already married, or in a civil partnership.

You need to prove your identity

A civil partnership notary can't conduct your civil partnership declaration ceremony 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 to register your notice of intention to enter into a civil partnership under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 and Civil Partnerships Act 2011. 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.