Who can be parties to a civil partnership?

Two persons may enter into a civil partnership if:

  • Persons are sixteen years of age or older but under the age of eighteen and the person’s parent, legal guardian or the court consents to the civil partnership
  • Both persons are over the age of eighteen years;
  • Neither person is currently married, in a civil partnership or overseas relationship; and
  • Neither person is within the prohibited degrees of civil partnership.
2023-03-31T10:26:08-05:00March 31st, 2023|

What is required to formalize a civil partnership?

One of the persons intending to enter into a civil partnership is required to apply to the Registrar or a Civil Registrar and give notice in the prescribed form.

  • Valid Registrar’s or Civil Registrar’s certificate OR a valid special licence granted by the Governor
  • Two or more witnesses in addition to the civil partnership officer.
  • A clear statement by each which gives the full name of each party; and acknowledges that they are freely entering into a civil partnership with each other and know of no lawful impediment to the civil partnership.
2023-06-30T16:05:28-05:00March 31st, 2023|