Apply for a marriage certificate

How to apply for a marriage certificate

Applying at Service Tasmania

When applying at Service Tasmania, you will need to:

Step 1

Check if you are eligible to apply

Step 2

Fill out a certificate application form

Step 3

Take your application form and original identification documents into a Service Tasmania shop (external link)

Step 4

Pay the fee with credit card or cash

Applying by post

You will need to:

Step 1

Fill out a certificate application form

Step 2

Get your identity documents certified (confirmed) as true copies of the original documents by one of the following:

Justice of the Peace (external link)

Commissioner for Declarations (external link)

Barrister or Solicitor

Notary Public (external link)

Australian Embassy Officer or Australian Consulate Officer (external link)

Step 3

Pay the fee by completing credit card details on the application form or include a cheque or money order with your application

Step 4

Send your application to:

Births, Deaths and Marriages Tasmania

30 Gordons Hill Road

Rosny Park   Tas   7018

Who can apply for a marriage certificate

You can apply for your own marriage certificate. Other people who can apply are:

  • a child of the couple
  • an executor of their estate, administrator or trustee – evidence of authority must be provided
  • someone with written authority or power of attorney – evidence of authority must be provided

Anyone can access a marriage record more than 75 years old.

Types of marriage certificates

Standard Marriage Certificate

An official, certified copy of the marriage registration details held by Births, Deaths and Marriages.  You can use it as evidence of change of surname with organisations such as the Passport Office.

Extract of Marriage

Contains names, date and place of marriage only.  It is not suitable for most evidence of identity purposes.

Certificate of no record

Confirms that the applicant has not been married in Tasmania during a specified period.

You may need a certificate of no record of marriage if you intend to be married overseas. It is sometimes called a single status certificate.

Before you apply, check with the Consulate, Embassy or local representative of the country where you wish to marry to check their legal requirements. You may need to take your certificate of no record of marriage to the Department of Foreign Affairs (external link) for an Apostille stamp.

Applications must be lodged by the person to be named on the certificate.

How long will it take to get my certificate

Standard service – approximately 2 weeks. It can take longer during peak periods.

Priority service (additional fees apply) – If your application has been approved you can obtain a certificate on the same day from the following Service Tasmania shops:

Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Devonport, Huonville, Scottsdale and Sorell.  Service Tasmania shop locations (external link).

When you apply at other Service Tasmania shops, online or by post the certificate will be sent by registered and/or express post.

If your priority application is received after 4.30pm (AEST) it will be processed the following business day and the certificate sent by mail.

Marriage registered interstate or overseas

See other Australian and overseas registries for what you need to do

If you need more details, contact us.

Updated: 16th October 2018