Last Updated 27 April 2022
Who May Marry
Effects of a Marriage
Ending a marriage
Decree of Nullity
Dissolution of Marriage
Procedure to Obtain a Divorce
Relationship Counselling and Reconciliation
Human Rights, Marriage and Divorce
The laws regulating marriage in Australia are federal laws contained in the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth). This Act sets out:
- who may marry
- who may perform the marriage service
- how the service should be conducted
- where and when it may be performed.
This chapter explains in detail the procedures involved in getting married or in dissolving a marriage and refers to the respective legislation governing these processes.