We’ve seen so much American TV that so many Aussies ask me how to get their marriage license. So here’s my comprehensive guide to applying for, and getting, a marriage license in the Commonwealth of Australia.

You don’t need a marriage license in Australia.

The way to get one is to not get one because they don’t exist.

You see, the concept of a marriage license is not an Australian one, and unfortunately in Australia we need to adhere to Australian law. Aussie marriage law doesn’t need you to get a license from the government to marry, instead, you simply need to find a marriage celebrant (I know a guy) and give them more than one month’s notice via a form they’ll help you fill out.