Hamilton Island Weddings recommends all couples (Domestic and International) contact their local authorities or marriage officiator to check on any special legal requirements or legislation that may apply to them. Hamilton Island Weddings and its staff are not authorised or correctly trained to provide detailed information regarding your legal requirements or obligations. The following information is supplied as a guide only and should not be relied upon under any circumstances.
All couples are required by Australian law to submit a Notice of Intended Marriage form (4 pages) (NOIM) to their marriage officiator at least one month prior to their wedding date. This form may be obtained from your marriage officiator, from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Office or click here to download the form in PDF format from the relevant Government Website.
Once you have downloaded the Notice of Intended Marriage form you need to sign it in the presence of an authorised person before sending it to your marriage officiator.
The Notice of Intended Marriage form must be signed in the presence of any of the following:
(a) if a party signs the notice in Australia – an authorized celebrant, a Commissioner for Declarations under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959, a justice of the peace, a barrister or solicitor, a legally qualified medical practitioner, or a member of the Australian Federal Police or the police force of a State or Territory;
Please ensure you download and print all 4 pages of the Notice of Intended Marriage form.
The Notice of Intended Marriage form must be signed in the presence of any of the following:
(b) if a party signs the notice outside Australia – an Australian Diplomatic Officer, an Australian Consular Officer, an employee of the Commonwealth authorized under paragraph 3 (c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955, an employee of the Australian Trade Commission authorized under paragraph 3 (d) of the Consular Fees Act 1955 or a notary public.
Other documents required are Original Birth Certificates, Passports (if you are an international guest) and a Divorce Decree (if applicable).
Over 80 countries currently participate in the 1969 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, which means these countries accept an Apostille stamped Marriage Certificate as proof of your marriage. We recommend you check with your local authorities if an Apostille stamped document will be accepted to register your marriage at home.
These countries include United States, Italy, Greece, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Japan, The Netherlands, China, Hong Kong-Special Administrative region, Macau-Special Administrative region & India.
Because Australia is also a member of the Commonwealth, your marriage will most likely be automatically recognised by your home country, without the need for an Apostille Stamp.
Let us arrange a Skype, phone or email meeting with Jan Harvey, one of our local Civil Celebrants who specialises in helping overseas couples get married in Australia.
Thank you to our HIW Planner for a wonderful & very special day to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and vow renewals. Everything went smoothly with a very relaxed atmosphere, highly recommend the HIW team.
Happy with everyone’s service and extremely grateful for those that made our day perfect. The photos are as perfect as seeing it in person. All the info is exactly how we described our special day. The Ceremony melted both our hearts and the overwhelming feeling that staff were so moved by our ceremony was lovely. Absolute paradise.
It has been our best memory of our life, we thank you all for your helping us!
Perfect destination for a Wedding, our guests had an absolute ball and loved exploring the island during the week leading up. Everyone said we’ve set the bar high and it was amazing. Our day was exactly as we imagined. Loved it!
Absolutely fabulous experience – totally professional but fun and relaxing too! A whole lot of fun working with our Photographer. The photos are a true reflection of our personalities and the story of our fabulous wedding day on Hamilton Island.
A massive thank you to our Planner for helping us plan our big day!!!
We would love to give a big shout out to our Planner, we had an absolute ball. She did an amazing job. We love Hamo and will def be coming back. Would highly recommend!
Loved it! Exceeded my expectations. Planning process was excellently structured and made very simple and straight forward. Took a lot of stress out of organising.
A tremendously helpful service guiding us through every element in detail. The top class planning and services made it happen seamlessly & with lots of fun and laughter for us & our guests. The best day of our lives, amazing! Thank you to all involved.
So pleased we chose Hamilton Island, our Planner made our day perfect & our Photographer was fantastic with the kids & very good at her job. Our whole family were thoroughly impressed with the wedding and HI as a holiday destination. We would recommend HIW to anyone planning a wedding!
So easy, our Planner was great to work with!
Our Planner and Photographer were amazing and took all the stress out of the day. Our Photographer was awesome to work with and the pics are amazing.
Our HIW Photographer was highly attentive & we were easily able to share our ideas and concepts. On the day, they went above and beyond to accommodate all requests & made it so easy for us to relax and enjoy the shoot. We were blown away at their skills & quality of the photos. We can’t thank HIW enough for the perfect experience we received for our wedding.
Everything went extremely well for our reaffirmation ceremony. Everything I asked for was delivered, our Photographer captured our day perfectly. Loved the whole week and it was made very memorable by celebrating 20 years of marriage. Thank you for the memories
We highly recommend Hamilton Island Weddings! Our day was absolutely perfect! The staff were very professional and friendly and so much fun! Thank you for making our day so special!!
We loved our Photographer, and they made our day the ever more special. Thank you for our perfect day!
Thank you Team HIW for making our special day absolutely perfect! There is not one thing that we would have changed. Thank you to our Planner for arranging everything so well and taking the worry off having a destination wedding. We look forward to coming back in the future to relive the memories.
Thank you for helping us create the most perfect & romantic wedding day. It was stress free and truly magical. I couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. Thank you to our photographer & our Wedding Planner. We would love to come back and do it all over again! The Chapel was beautiful and the location truly breathtaking!
Thank you so much for helping us celebrate one of the most wonderful and momentous occasions of our lives. We are eternally grateful!
I can’t fault anything, my day was just magical!!! Everything turned out marvellous, I thank Hamilton Island Weddings for making this possible for us!! Give you guys a big hug, you are just amazing!! XXX
Excellent, fantastic, all great!
Our Planner made planning our wedding so enjoyable and stress free. I’ve not stopped bragging to all my friends about how easy it was to plan our wedding, even from another state.
We had a great overall experience. We could not fault the Wedding Planners during the week we were up there and they made the day so pleasant and unforgettable.
Everyone says something will go wrong on your wedding day but it just didn’t. Everything the HIW team did to help us plan, meant it went perfectly. We’re extremely grateful, a huge thank you to everyone involved. It was the best day of our lives, we genuinely couldn’t have wished for any more. It was phenomenal.
Our Wedding Planner was such a sweetheart and I’m so glad, her friendly and down to earth attitude was really nice.
We had the most perfect day, thanks to our Planner & the Hamilton Island Weddings team – I know there are so many weddings going on all the time but to make us feel so special on our day & in the lead up, made us feel we were the only ones they were dealing with. Thank you
Overall, it was fantastic and beyond our expectation. Thank you to everyone who helped make our perfect day so special.
The team at HIW made our special day a fantastic memorable day. Even though we didn’t get married on Whitehaven Beach like planned due to the weather, they organised for us to be married at the yacht club at such short notice, which was absolutely beautiful.
Our photographer was amazing! The whole wedding party raved about how they made the photo tour experience so relaxed and fun! They definitely went above and beyond what we were expecting! We couldn’t recommend them enough.
We had a terrific day. Our planner and photographer went over and above what was expected to help make not only our day but our week an amazing one. We would highly recommend them and this location to anyone. Thank you!
Team HIW provided the location & most professional care that made our wedding day so relaxed that it made every moment a memory that will last the rest of our lives. Thank you so much.
Our wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect. Our Wedding Planner was amazing & brought all our wishes and ideas together, from the first time we spoke to executing a perfect day. Our photographer was a true professional who made our day so much fun & got some amazing shots. Thank you Hamilton Island Weddings for making our dream wedding come true.
A massive thank you for everything for our wedding, it was spectacular and everything we could’ve hoped and wished for so thank you!!
The HIW team were fantastic throughout the whole process. Our whole day was so well organised and we were made to feel very special. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thanks again to our Wedding Planner & Photographer for having such a great vision for our day and making it so memorable. It was an unforgettable, stress free day!
We had a fantastic day! Our Planner, Celebrant & Photographer were great fun and helped us celebrate our special elopement. We’re looking forward to returning in the future for an anniversary. Our special day was also made perfect by the help of the Island Hair & Beauty & Floral Collections girls.
I found [the booking process] really easy and stress-free, there was plenty of information and everyone I spoke to from HIW was really helpful and lovely. The website had loads of information regarding all aspects of the wedding, and I loved that it was all in once place… I would recommend Hamilton Island to any of my friends looking for a wedding location.
The team were so super helpful, kind and friendly. My wedding day turned out to be exactly what & how I wanted it to be with all their help. This is the best place to get married!
We’d love to thank the HIW Team for making our day so incredible and personal and putting us at ease over the whole process. Our day was amazing, we’ll take those memories with us forever. Looking around and seeing our wedding planner, celebrant, photographer and videographer dancing to the music on the beach made it just spectacular, we’ll never forget it. Thank you, you’re simply the best.
I’m normally not so happy to have photos taken of myself but our Photographer in some way made me feel very relaxed… We enjoyed.
We loved our photographer for our elopement. We felt completely at ease through the whole process and the resulting photos are perfect and have captured the emotions of the day perfectly. Thanks so much – we love our photos!
We loved everything about our wedding, our Planner did an amazing job with the organisation and helping on the day with the dress etc. We would highly recommend Hamilton Island Weddings. The only thing we regret is not doing it sooner.
We’re over the moon with our Photographer & our photographs.
We loved everything about our wedding, our Planner did an amazing job with organisation and on the day helping with my dress etc.. We would highly recommend Hamilton Island Weddings. The only thing we regret it not doing it sooner.
Our Planner has been so friendly and supportive throughout the whole process. We haven’t felt stressed at all. Our wedding day was the most magical day, we were so relaxed it felt like another day with family and friends. Thank you so much. Love the Howen’s!
We could not be happier with how perfect our day was! Our Wedding Planner was amazing, she made our entire experience so relaxed & enjoyable! The entire day was faultless, everything ran smoothly & we had the time of our lives! Our photographer was wonderful, he made us so comfortable & our photos are simply beautiful! We cannot thank HIW enough for our amazing day.
Our Videographer was amazing, very unobtrusive and captured beautiful memories of our day. Thank you Hamilton Island Weddings!
This was the most amazing day of our lives & we truly could not be happier that HIW and the rest of Hamilton Island were there to make it as special as it was. Thank you! You have our eternal gratitude and love for making this day perfect.
Everything was amazing. Our Photographer was so easy going, so much fun and did so much more than we expected! We’re very happy with our photos. There are so many good ones we can’t decide which ones to have framed!
We’re absolutely over the moon with our gorgeous photos! Our photographer was easy to work with & made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable, the professionalism was first class. Every photo is top quality and perfect, better than we could have ever hoped for! They captured our magical day in our little slice of paradise for us to remember forever!
The planning process was incredible, stress free and everything we wanted!
Our photos are absolutely stunning, our photographer encapsulated our day perfectly & got a true reflection of the beauty of Hamilton Island. We’re so very grateful. We’ve had countless comments about the photos. Thank you again for these priceless memories!
We had a very specific idea for our day and our Wedding Planner was fabulous, bringing our ideas and expectations to fruition! Our photographer also did such an amazing job!
We couldn’t recommend HIW enough, thank you for everything!
Hamilton Island was by far the most romantic, leisurely, accommodating, entertaining and fun place for a wedding. All our guests have not stopped raving about it so much that they’re planning next years trip. Do yourself a favour and make sure this is on your list for wedding destinations…
Our photographer was a pleasure to work with and fitted in with us so perfectly. We particularly liked the low key approach and we were so happy to have casual spontaneous images that captured our wedding so beautifully. We had a magical day and we felt this was definitely captured in our photos. Thank you!
The amount of information we have access to on the website is incredible. You know exactly what’s available for what price (from food down to decorations), instead of feeling like you have to call or email with a million questions. You know straight up whether or not Hamilton is for you. Thank you.
Our photographer made us feel relaxed and happy all day, which translated beautifully to our photo’s. We knew we didn’t want to spend hours having photos & in a short period of time they managed to take a wide variety of photos and we’re spoilt for choice. We had the most amazing time & our photo’s perfectly reflect the happiness & emotion of the day. We couldn’t be happier!
We loved everything about our wedding photos and we’re so grateful, as we can enjoy and treasure those memories through these beautiful photos for the rest of our lives.
Our photographer was fantastic & we loved having them there on our big day. They went out of their way to make sure we got so many amazing photo’s. Our photos are just beautiful and we love them all.
Our photographer was fun and made us feel comfortable and at ease! They were so talented and our photos turned out beautiful! Thank you so much!
All our guests commented “it was the best wedding they’d ever been to”. Truly a magical day!! Hamilton Island weddings took all the stress out of planning our big day. They were so helpful, understanding and accommodating. The day went without a hitch, it was absolutely perfect. I couldn’t have pulled this off without their help. Thank you so much for helping create the most memorable day of our lives! We will never forget it. Thanks again HIW!!!
The entire wedding experience on Hamilton Island was everything & so much better than we could have ever imagined. The day was absolutely perfect & we couldn’t have imagined a better way to start our new chapter in our lives together. Thank you to all the staff in making it such a beautiful & memorable day for us XX
Because we weren’t on the island during the planning process, I was a little unsure how everything would turn out. There was no need to worry. Everything was just perfect and as requested, we had absolutely nothing to worry out. As our guests commented… Everything was 5 star and amazingly perfect!
HIW helped to create a special day that we will always cherish.
Thank you HIW for my excellent Whitehaven Beach Proposal. It went better than I could have expected. From the thrilling chopper ride, to the delicious picnic on beautiful Whitehaven Beach, to the fun and interactive photoshoot. My fiancee can’t stop raving about it and the photos look great. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
HIW helped me plan a surprise reaffirmation ceremony for my wife for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Without the support and guidance of our wedding planner it wouldn’t have turned out so spectacular. The whole process was a breeze knowing they were looking after everything. Thank you HIW for making our special occasion a truly memorable one!
Cannot speak highly enough of HIW. Everything was absolutely perfect. We had an amazing wedding planner, great photographer & the Outrigger staff were unbelievable. They made me & my bridal party feel like royalty. You guys are fantastic at what you do. I highly recommend such an amazing place to get married, my guests didn’t want to leave!
Thank you for capturing our day with such stunning photos. We couldn’t be happier. You made our photo tour so relaxed and enjoyable, it was all so natural and comfortable. Thank you again so much for capturing our perfect day with perfect photos.
Highly recommend HIW to any couple planning a Destination Wedding – the whole process was easy, fun and stress free thanks to their fabulous team!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our wonderful wedding day! Just thinking about how perfect our day was brings a tear to my eye. We loved it! The best day ever!
Hamilton Island was the perfect location for our wedding, we loved it, our guests loved it, and most importantly, it provided us with the most beautiful memories that will last us a lifetime.
Our video is perfect! We are so happy & can’t believe how good it is! The quality is amazing and you’ve captured some great moments! Couldn’t be happier!
Thanks HIW for your help planning the surprise Whitehaven Beach wedding. Jodi was so excited and overwhelmed with the day. The service you put together for us was just simply fantastic!!! Thank you HIW
Amazing photography experience as well as great results, thank you!
The experience planning our wedding was seamless from start to finish, we can’t believe how easy Hamilton Island weddings made things. We’re so happy we chose this location.
OMG!!!! We love the video!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
It’s so special, you did an amazing job!!!!
Our photographer was amazing, friendly and warm yet professional. We can’t believe how amazing our photos look and everybody says they’re the best wedding pics they’ve ever seen! So happy! Thankyou!
HIW makes it a perfect, beautiful and truly unforgettable experience! We had a great time & would absolutely recommend the same to any couple, despite living so far from your small paradise. Thanks!
The HIW Team were very easy & professional to deal with & the entire process was made very simple. We could not be happier with pretty much every aspect of our day. Thank you!
All the products & services we utilised were excellent. Hair & Beauty did an amazing job, the decorations looked stunning, the flowers were beautiful and they were very easy to deal with over the phone to organise things!
A perfect wedding in a perfect place. The HIW team made the whole experience so easy and straight forward. There was no task too difficult for them!
A huge thank you for all your help in making our day as perfect and flawless as possible. Every aspect really was amazing and we could not have been happier. You were a pleasure to work with.
Our wedding day was perfect and we have the most amazing wedding video that has captured our day perfectly… Thanks to the team at HIW for all your help.
Thank you again for everything!
Our wedding was truly magical because of you!
A huge THANK YOU to the HIW Team, our day was just PERFECT & all of you made this possible. I could not have imagined that every detail I had in my head was exactly what happened on the day. The flowers, the decorations, the cake, hair, makeup etc. was just PERFECT. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
We absolutely loved every second of our wedding day, as did all of our guests!
Everyone spoke highly of everything & we couldn’t be happier with how our day went!
It was everything we dreamed of and more! Thank you all very much! Great team work!
Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding perfect!
We’ve now received our video as well which everyone loves…
It was the most memorable and amazing day of our lives.
We can’t wait to come back for our 1st anniversary!
We just got back from our dream wedding on Hamilton Island. A massive thank you… Very professional and made the whole process stress free… Cant wait to go back for our anniversary in the future!!