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BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES REGISTRATION ACT 2003 - SECT 25

Marriages that are registrable

25 Marriages that are registrable

(1) A marriage solemnised in Queensland must be registered under this Act.
(2) A person may have a marriage registered by giving the registrar—
(a) the marriage certificate; or
(b) if the marriage was solemnised before the commencement of the Marriage Act 1961 (Cwlth) —evidence of the marriage required by the registrar.
(3) A marriage is taken to be solemnised in Queensland if—
(a) it is solemnised on a vessel; and
(b) the vessel goes to the place where the marriage is solemnised from a port in Queensland, without stopping at a port that is not in Queensland; and
(c) after the marriage is solemnised, the vessel returns to a port in Queensland, without stopping at a port that is not in Queensland.
(4) The registrar may require a person giving a marriage certificate under subsection (2) (a) to also give it electronically, if it is reasonably practicable for the person to do so.



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