Marriage Act 1955

60 Offences in connection with false statements and improper solemnisation of marriages

Every person commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or to a fine not exceeding $400, or to both, who knowingly and wilfully—


makes or causes to be made any false declaration or verification for the purposes of this Act; or


makes or causes to be made, for the purpose of being inserted in any register book, a false statement of any of the particulars required to be known and registered under the provisions of this Act; or


notifies any Registrar of the lodgement of a caveat under section 25 if in fact no such caveat has been lodged.

Compare: 1908 No 113 s 53

Section 60: amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 60(a): amended, on 16 December 2017, by section 24 of the Electronic Interactions Reform Act 2017 (2017 No 50).