Marriage (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2003


Marriage (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2003


These regulations are administered in the Department of Internal Affairs.

Pursuant to section 64 of the Marriage Act 1955, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • (1) These regulations are the Marriage (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2003.

    (2) In these regulations, the Marriage (Fees) Regulations 19951 are called the principal regulations.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 September 2003.

3 Fees
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking the Schedule, and substituting the Schedule set out in the Schedule of these regulations.

New Schedule substituted in principal regulations

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Fees to be paid to Registrar-General and Registrars under Marriage Act 1955

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1For every notice of a marriage (intended to be solemnised by a marriage celebrant)120
2For every notice under section 41 of the Act (overseas marriage)120
3For every notice of a marriage and solemnisation of marriage by a Registrar170
4Additional fee in respect of a marriage celebrated by a Registrar outside normal hours50
5Lodgment of caveat50

Martin Bell,

Acting for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 September 2003, amend the fees payable for notices of marriage under the Marriage (Fees) Regulations 1995.

The fee in respect of marriages notified and solemnised by a Registrar is increased from $120 to $170. The fees for other notices of marriage are increased from $80 to $120.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 10 July 2003.

  • 1 SR 1995/186