PSA: New Marriage Licence & Certificate prices

If you're currently in the planning stages of getting married, here's some info that might be relevant to you: The Department Of Internal Affairs has recently concluded a consultation and review process regarding its pricing structure, and as a result there are a few changes coming. Most of them are behind the scenes are affect us celebrants, but there are also some price changes that almost-but-not-quite-married couples should be aware of.

Product Current Fee New Fee
Marriage Licence (if you're using a celebrant like me) $122.60 $150.00
Marriage Licence (if you're going the registry office route) $173.70 $240.00
Marriage Certificate $26.50 $33.00

So yes, prices are going up a little bit, although I don't think they've actually changed them in a few years, so fair enough I reckon. More importantly though, you'll notice that the numbers on the right-hand side of the little decimal point have gotten a lot simpler (a.k.a. no silly 50c/60c/70c after the dollars bit), so that's nice.

Now, if you happen to be sorting the paperwork side of things right now then you'll still get the old pricing - these new changes will take effect in two weeks' time, on 22 May 2017.

(And in case you're wondering, no, my own fee will not be affected by any of these changes.)