Victoria - Marriage Registry Weddings

Marriage Office Ceremonies at the
Victorian Private Marriage Registry

Authorised Celebrants and Award Winning Ceremony Room located at the Marriage Victoria offices in South Yarra.

MOBILE CONTACT: 0424 77 88 00


Fiance Visa (Prospective Spouse) Weddings

 If you are planning to marry a partner from overseas, in Australia in a Victoria Marriage Registry Office style ceremony, you will need to sign a Notice of Intended Marriage form and we will provide you with a confirmation letter for your visa paperwork for the Department of Immigration which confirms your lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage There will be a non-refundable lodgement fee for the Notice of Intended Marriage form, and we will hold all our legal paperwork, according to laws in Australia, in preparation for the marriage once the visa is granted.

Where one member of a couple is resident overseas and is applying to immigrate to Australia on a fiancé (Prospective Spouse) visa, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship requires that you provide proof of your intention to marry and that you actually marry within 9 months of arriving in Australia.

It is important to note that you will require a signed and dated letter (on letterhead) from the authorized marriage celebrant in Australia who will conduct the wedding ceremony which clearly states the date and place of the planned marriage ceremony and confirms that a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) has been lodged with the celebrant.

All Marriage Celebrants at the Melbourne Private Marriage Registry, who are authorised by the Commonwealth of Australia, will do everything they can to make this part of the process as simple for you as possible.

The partner who lives in Australia (the sponsor) can make an appointment to meet with a registered marriage celebrant at the Melbourne Private Marriage Registry to fill in the Notice of Intended Marriage form, and they must bring all relevant documentation. Ensure that you bring an original copy of your birth certificate if you were born in Australia, or your passport if you were born outside of Australia, plus an official copy of your divorce certificate or death certificate of your late spouse if you have been married previously, a copy of your fiance’s documents (these can initially be photocopies or scans – which we will only view during your appointment and we will not keep these in our files – although the celebrant will need to sight the originals of these documents prior to the legal marriage, and prior to you signing the Statutory Declaration – ‘Form 14’).

Please note that we are unable to provide advice on immigration information. This should be obtained from a registered Migration Agent or a Migration Lawyer.

Once the initial paperwork is lodged with the celebrant, the couple can book in a suitable wedding date of their choice – at any legal and suitable time. This booking may be made from a month’s time – right up to 18 months time from the date of the lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage forms, for a Victorian marriage registry style wedding at the Melbourne Private Marriage Registry.

Call (03) 9820 1119 to make a booking, or if the administration offices are unattended – please call 0424 77 88 00.

Based on 56 reviews
Anoeska Wessels
Anoeska Wessels
WOW, Chess Melbourne Private Marriage Registry - Victoria we aee left speechless with how amazing today was, we never thought it will feel like we are back in SA getting married between friends and family..... I would have to rate your service 10 out 10 from explaining the process to logeding the paper work right throught to the big day, the service was flawless..... THANKS FOR MAKING OUR DAY SO SPECIAL.
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson
We were fortunate enough to have our wedding here very recently. Merryn and the team are absolute professionals, friendly and very accommodating. The room itself is lovely and welcoming too. We wanted a small, intimate, fuss-free and stress-free wedding, and that is exactly what we got. Highly recommend!
Precious Mei Bumanglag
Precious Mei Bumanglag
We had a wonderful and very intimate wedding in our backyard. Chess is exceptional on her craft such a beautiful ceremony we had because of her. I would really recommend her and the Melbourne-Private Marriage Registry. ❤️❤️
Rebecca Knight
Rebecca Knight
Was a great special day was absolutely perfect thank you to the team for helping us make our special day perfect
Sami Elphick
Sami Elphick
Everything was absolutely fantastic! The lovely staff were a breath of fresh air. And a special shoutout to Chess, who made our day one to truly remember!!! 5 stars is not enough for this beautiful venue! ❤️
Ajla Lovrecic
Ajla Lovrecic
Such a great experience. We assumed that we would be walking into a room with a desk and signing some papers. It was absolutely beyond our expectations. The ceremony and set up was so beautiful. We wanted something budget friendly & intimate only with our immediate family. We got that and soo much more. Chess was wonderful on the day. She guided us through every step. I was so nervous but the atmosphere when we walked in immediately made us both calm and ready to take the next step in our lives. We couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful day and just want to express our deepest gratitude. Will highly be recommending this to all our family and friends!
Kerrie “Kez”
Kerrie “Kez”
These wonderful people helped us organise our Melb wedding, from our interstate home. And when, at the last moment, we asked if they could come to us on location in Melb, they readily and happily accommodated us. Chess, our Celebrant, was the perfect person for a perfect day. She seemed to have an innate ability to tap into our essence and wove the ceremony accordingly. She exudes love, warmth and sincerity and brings ease and her own beautiful nature to a very special day. Everyone at the wedding was in agreeance and all fell in love with her. She was perfect. Thank you so much Chess. xx
Great service ,Chess was fantastic ,she really made our special day perfect. I definitely highly recommend.

Email Us

I WANT TO GET MARRIED WITH A VICTORIA MARRIAGE REGISTRY STYLE WEDDING IN MELBOURNE. WHAT DO I DO NOW? Under Australian law it is mandatory that a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM)…

The Ceremony Room is booked in half-hour intervals with an allocation of up to half an hour for the wedding ceremony. Depending on your specific requests and wishes, your ceremony…

Fiance Visa (Prospective Spouse) Weddings If you are planning to marry a partner from overseas, in Australia in a Victoria Marriage Registry Office style ceremony, you will need to sign a…

For overseas guests who plan to marry in Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne Private Marriage Registry can provide the perfect service for you. We offer a Victoria Marriage Registry office style wedding ceremony…

The Melbourne Private Marriage Registry offices in Victoria can be booked for your personal wedding ceremony – anytime – 365 days a year – including Christmas Day or any Public…