Filipinas in Australia Guide: How to Get Your Record of Marriage


Do you need a copy of your marriage certificate?


Whether you need it for your passport, your child’s enrollment in a Catholic school, legal rights, or just to commemorate your union, a marriage certificate is an important piece of paper.


If you got married anywhere in NSW, you can get a copy of it from NSW Registry of Birth, Death and Marriages. You can apply for your marriage certificate online, by post or in person.


For online applications, you need to prepare the following:


a.    Marriage Certificate Application Form


Complete the Marriage Certificate Application form.


b.    Three scanned photos of your IDs


You should be able to provide at least one ID in each three categories or at least 1 ID from the first two categories and 2 IDs from the third category.


Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Category 4

Australian birth certificate


Citizenship Certificate

Australian Driver’s Licence

Australian Passport

Firearms Licence

Foreign Passport

Proof of Age Card

Medicare Card

Credit or Debit Card

Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs Card

Security/ Crowd Control Licence

Tertiary Education Institution ID Card.

Recent utility account with current residential address


c.    A letter of authorization


This letter is included in application form and it is needed only if someone else other than you or your husband is applying for the marriage certificate.


Once you have all the documents ready, click here to go to the onegov online portal.


If you’d rather apply by post, complete the Marriage Certificate Application form. You may download by visiting the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages website or download here. Answer the form by pen or fill using Adobe Reader program and print the document. Mail to:


NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages

GPO Box 30

Sydney NSW 2001


If you are applying by post, faxed or e-mailed forms and IDs will not be accepted.


You can also apply in person by visiting Registry Centres:


Sydney Office at 35 Regent Street. Chippendale NSW 2008  or


Parramatta Office on Justice Precinct Offices, 160 Marsden St. Parramatta NSW 2150


Offices are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. Contact centres are open from 7am to 7pm and may be reached by phone through 13 77 88.


You may also use the website’s Service Centre Locator here to find the nearest registry service in your area.


Marriage certificate fees are:


Standard certificate fee


Priority processing (additional fee)


International Express Post (additional fee)


Fax to a Passport office (additional fee)


Additional search of 10 years (additional fee)


Commemorative Marriage Certificate (standard)


Commemorative Marriage Certificate (priority)

add $24


For online and phone applications, payments can be done through credit or debit cards under MasterCard, Visa or American Express (plus merchant fee). For physical application, payments accepted should be in cash, cheque, money order or credit cards including EFTPOS.


Marriage certificates are processed in 10 working days for standard fee ($51) while 4 working days for express ($75). Expect an additional of 6 working days for Australia Post to deliver your certificates.


All certificates will be delivered to address indicated in form. No certificates can be collected directly from the office.


Applying for a marriage certificate in Australia is easy, just visit the right agency in person or through the website and you will get all the information you need.


One way of remembering your love for each other is by commemorating the day you both said “I do.”

  Special thanks to My Husband My Wife for the main image.
Rica J

I am a mother, a wife and a technology loving Filipina who loves reading hi-fiction books (dragons!) , good stories, dancing, laughter, lying on the grass and eating balut. I am born and raised in the Philippines and now resides in Australia but finds myself in the Philippines for at least 3 months a year. I am part of the Filipino Australian Community and have been living between Australia and the Philippines since 2007.


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