South Australian Couples, of either Sex, can Register a Relationship in their State.
Couples can now register their relationship with Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) if at least one person in the relationship lives in South Australia. Couples may apply irrespective of their sex or gender identity.
Evidence of a relationship is not required to register a relationship but applications must be accompanied by completed statutory declarations witnessed by an authorised person and evidence of identity and age of both people.
People who have been married before, or have been in a relationship registered in South Australia or in a ‘corresponding law’ registered relationship – a relationship registered under similar laws in another state or county – will need to show that the previous relationship has ended with evidence such as a divorce certificate, nullity order, death certificate.