Marriage Act 1955

  • This version was replaced on 15 May 2020 to make a correction to Schedule 1 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Part 5 Solemnisation of marriage

30 When marriage may be solemnised

(1)

A marriage shall not be solemnised by a marriage celebrant until the marriage licence issued in respect of the marriage has been delivered to him or her.

(2)

A marriage shall not be solemnised after the expiration of 3 months from the date of the licence issued in respect of the marriage.

(3)

A marriage shall not be solemnised by a Registrar before the third day after notice of the intended marriage has been given to him or her:

provided that the Registrar, if he or she is satisfied that the marriage is not prohibited by this Act, that the requirements of this Act have been complied with, and that inconvenience would otherwise be caused to the persons intending marriage, may solemnise the marriage before that day.

(4)

A marriage shall not be solemnised by a Registrar after the expiration of 3 months from the date when notice of the intended marriage was given to him or her, or, where a caveat has been lodged, after the expiration of 3 months from the date when the caveat was withdrawn or discharged.

Compare: 1908 No 113 s 31

Section 30(1): amended, on 1 January 1977, by section 2(1) of the Marriage Amendment Act 1976 (1976 No 8).