Marriage Services


The Islamic Arabic Centre and Masjid Al Khalil provides the services to perform a Marriage Ceremony for Muslims according to both Islamic practice of marriage principles and Australian legal requirements and does NOT perform Islamic Marriages if the couple does NOT wish to register the marriage with the SA Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.


When a couple has already decided to marry, they can arrange to have their marriage performed at the Masjid or a location of their choice in consultation with the Officiate who is authorised as a Marriage Celebrant by the Federal Attorney General’s department.

The following steps outline the procedure

Please note: Bookings must be made at least one month prior to the marriage date and that fees are to be discussed with the Officiate.

 

1. You will require the presence of two Muslim witnesses for the groom and a guardian for the bride. The ideal guardian for the bride is the father of the bride.

2. The groom and his family with consultation and approval of the bride and her family will offer in writing the Dowry recorded on the certificate of marriage.

3. The marriage details are recorded in a prescribed form and signed by the bride, the groom, guardian and witnesses. A copy of that certificate is provided to the bride and groom with an official marriage license.

4. The Islamic Arabic Centre and Masjid Al Khalil will keep a copy marriage license as a record. The official license is then signed by the person performing the marriage and mailed to the SA Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Official Marriage Ceremony

The following is the requirements according to the SA Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

1- To be legally married in South Australia, you must not:

  • be married to someone else.
  • be marrying a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister.
  • At least one person must be 18 years old. If one party is aged 16 to 17, you must have a court order authorising the marriage and written parental consent or the ‘effective consent’ of a magistrate or judge and written parental consent.

 

2- Notice of intended marriage

You need to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) at least one calendar month before your wedding date.

The notice of intended marriage needs to be signed by both people getting married.

If you are signing the notice of intended marriage in Australia, you must sign in front of one of the persons listed below:

  • authorised marriage celebrant
  • commissioner for declarations under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959
  • justice of the peace
  • barrister or solicitor
  • legally qualified medical doctor
  • police officer –-state or federal.

If you are signing the notice of intended marriage outside of Australia, you must sign in front of one of the persons listed below:

  • Australian Diplomatic Officer
  • Australian Consular Officer
  • Commonwealth employee authorised under paragraph 3(c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955
  • Australian Trade Commission employee authorised under paragraph 3(d) of the Consular Fees Act 1955
  • notary public.

 

3-Supporting evidence

Evidence of date and place of birth

  • Both persons must provide their original birth certificate or passport. Photocopies are not accepted. Your passport must show your place of birth.
  • If these documents are in another language, they must be translated into English by an authorised interpreter/translator service.
  • If you are providing your original birth certificate, you must also provide current photographic identification, eg drivers licence, proof of age card.
  • Previous marriages
  • If you have been previously married, you must provide your original marriage certificate and original divorce certificate (decree absolute) or original death certificate (if previous partner is deceased). Photocopies are not accepted. If these documents are in another language, they must be translated into English by an authorised interpreter/translator service.