Legal Requirements to be Married in Australia.
Civil ceremonies are marriages which are non-religious and are conducted by the celebrant in Australia. An initial interview is carried out to meet each other and to discuss your plans, ideas and the legal procedures pertaning to your marriage.
As of 1st July 2014 the Attorney General's Office now allows Celebrants to accept an Australian passport, in lieu of a birth certificate, for both Australian born citizens and Australian citizens born overseas.
Documents Required Never Validly Married
Birth Certificate and/or Passport. If born in Australia, a copy obtained form the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Please see link. www.bdm.nsw.gov.au
If you were born overseas, a Birth Certificate (translated in English) or Passport will be required. If this is misplaced, you can obtain a copy from the Embassy.
If born overseas, divorce papers; birth certificate and/or passport (translated in English)
Birth Certificate; If born overseas, birth certificate and/or passport.
A Death Certificate of your spouse. If you have misplaced this, you can obtain a copy from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. www.bdm.nsw.gov.au