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Both Imams of Gungahlin Masjid (administered by CMC Inc.) are registered marriage celebrants and are authorised to solemnise marriages according to the provisions of the Marriage Act 1961 anywhere in Australia.
The CMC provides marriage ceremony services for Muslims according to the Islamic practice of marriage which is complaint with the Australian legal requirements for marriage. The CMC will not perform an Islamic marriage if the couple do not wish to register the marriage within Australia.
When a couple have made the intention to marry, they can arrange to have their marriage ceremony performed in the Gunaghlin Masjid, or at a location of their choice in consultation with either of the Imams.
Both are members of Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) and Registered Marriage Celebrants
|Imam Moaaz Alhawari
Imam, Gungahlin Masjid
|0412 945 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Imam Hamza Abujarbou
Assistant Imam, Gungahlin Masjid
|0424 440 email@example.com|
You can take the below points as a general guide as to the official marriage requirements:
Once you decide to marry, you are required to give a marriage celebrant at least one month (not more than 18 months’ notice) of an intended date of marriage.
You may need to complete a NOIM form which is available online (click here to download).
From 1 August 1991, the marriageable age is 18 years. If a person, not yet 18, wishes to marry prior to their 18th birthday, only a court empowered to give a ‘Section 12’ order can give authority for this marriage to be solemnised.
A NOIM may be lodged prior to the 18th birthday, as long as the marriage occurs after the birthday.
Both the bride and groom are required to provide the marriage celebrant with proof of age.
If born in Australia, a full Australian Birth Certificate must be provided.
If born overseas, a foreign birth certificate or a valid overseas passport will be accepted. If these are in another language, they must be officially translated into English.
If either party has been previously married, you must provide the marriage celebrant with evidence of the termination with either a Divorce Certificate (if divorced) or a full Death Certificate (if widowed). Certificates in a foreign language must be translated into English by an authorised interpreter/translator service.
Photocopies are not accepted.
Please provide at least three (3) forms of identification, one of each from Categories 1, 2 and 3. If you are unable to provide identification from Categories 1 and 2, you must still provide at least three (3) forms of identification. At least two (2) of these must be from Category 3.
All documents, except foreign passports, must be current.
Photocopies must be certified as true copies of the original by a qualified witness, for example; a Justice of the Peace.
If born in Australia:
Record of immigration status:
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