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Legislation relating to nullity

Links to the Act and regulations about nullity.

Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

This Act relates to marriage, divorce and matrimonial causes. It includes law about parental responsibility for children and financial matters arising out of the breakdown of de facto relationships.

See Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)(opens in a new window).

Marriage Act 1961 (Cth)

This Act sets out the conditions that are required before people can marry. This includes:

  • the age that people are allowed to marry without parental consent
  • who are able to perform a marriage ceremony
  • the documents that must be signed
  • the length of time between applying to marry and the marriage taking place
  • the requirement for witnesses
  • the recognition of foreign marriages
  • offences against marriage, such as bigamy.

See Marriage Act 1961 (Cth)(opens in a new window).