The NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage) must be given to your authorised celebrant no earlier than 18 months and no later than one month before the date of the marriage.
The term ‘month’ is defined in section 2G of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 as follows:
In any Act, month means a period:
(a) starting at the start of any day of one of the calendar months; and
(i) immediately before the start of the corresponding day of the next calendar month; or
(ii) if there is no such day—at the end of the next calendar month.
Example 1: A month starting on 15 December in a year ends immediately before 15 January in the next year.
Example 2: A month starting on 31 August in a year ends at the end of September in that year (because September is the calendar month coming after August and does not have 31 days).
4.3.2 CIRCUMSTANCES FOR AUTHORISING MARRIAGE WHERE NOIM IS LODGED WITH LESS THAN THE REQUIRED NOTICE TIME – ‘SHORTENING OF TIME’
A prescribed authority may authorise a marriage to be solemnised despite the authorised celebrant receiving the NOIM within one month of the date of the marriage. A list of prescribed authorities is published on the Attorney-General’s Department website.
WHEN CAN A PRESCRIBED AUTHORITY CONSIDER A SHORTENING OF TIME REQUEST?
The five circumstances in which an application for shortening of time may be considered by a prescribed authority are set out in Schedule 1B to the Marriage Regulations 1963 (Cth).
These are limited to:
• employment related or other travel commitments
• wedding or celebration arrangements, or religious considerations
• medical reasons
• legal proceedings, or
• an error in giving notice.
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