Marriage and same-sex partnerships

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Getting married in Australia

German citizens can also get married in Australia. Please click here for more information.

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Getting married in Germany

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.

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Certificate of no impediment to marriage

If you are a German citizen and want to marry abroad, you will need a certificate of no impediment of marriage from Germany.

Registration of marriage or same-sex partnership

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.

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Recognition of de facto partnerships in Germany

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.

Marriage and same-sex partnerships


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Make an appointment


An appointment is needed at all missions in Australia. Depending on the mission, the appointment can be made online or over the phone.

Find your nearest Consulate

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Two German Missions and ten Honorary Consuls throughout Australia offer consular services. Each mission covers a specific geographic region. To find out which Mission can assist you, what the hours of operation are and how to reach it please use our interactive Consulate Finder.