Department of Human Services

Relationships and marriage

Relationships register

The Relationships Register allows couples, regardless of their sex, gender identity or intersex status, to register their relationship and have their status as a couple formally and legally recognised. It will mean people will have a clear avenue to have their relationship legally recognised, but also will make the process of accessing their entitlements and asserting their rights, including in situations of a medical nature, far simpler.

Registering a relationship

Right to marry

The right to marry under Australian law is no longer determined by sex or gender identity. Same-sex marriage is now legal in Australia.

Register an intention to marry

Page last updated : 17 Dec 2019

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