Finally... good news for Australian born couples!

Couples born in this country who cannot locate their original birth certificates will finally be able to produce their passport to their marriage celebrant from 1 July 2014.  This administrative change was due to take place in 2013, but the change of government saw the planned change put 'on hold'. Happily the legislation has been passed by the Parliament this week. No more paying the local Registrar of Births to obtain a copy of your birth certificate as a pre-requisite to marriage when you can simply whip out your Australian passport.