Marriage and same-sex partnerships
Australian citizens can also get married in Germany. It is important to contact the German Registry Office beforehand to determine which documents will be needed.
Getting married in Germany
If you married abroad, you can register your marriage in Germany and get a German marriage certificate. You can also register your same-sex partnership in Germany.
Registration of marriage
Same-sex couples cannot get married in Australia, however, they and also opposite-sex couples can live in a "de facto" relationship. Germany does not know "de facto" partnerships, which can pose difficulties in getting your "de facto" partnership recognized.
Recognition of de facto partnerships in Germany