Introduction

You can get married when you are 18 years old under Australian law. Read the Marriage Act.

If you want to get married between 16 and 18 years old you must get permission from a court and your parents. 

You can get parental permission forms at a Births, Deaths and Marriages office.

If you are younger than 16 years old you can’t marry in Australia.

Read the Marriage Regulations.

How to get married 

To get married in the Northern Territory you can either:

  • organise your own celebrant and ceremony
  • or get married in a registry office.

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Last updated: 28 November 2017