Registered Relationship Issues in Australia

How Does a Registered Relationship affect Partners?.

Some couples who live together in Australia, but who choose not to get married, might Register their relationship with their local State Government.  This is common with some couples who are applying for a Partner Visa for one of them to stay permanently … Read the rest

Relationship Period for De Facto Relationship

How Long is the Relationship Period for a De Facto Relationship?.

The recognised Relationship Period for a De Facto Relationship might vary depending on the Government body that is assessing your relationship.

This can be from the date you moved in together, or one or even two years from that … Read the rest

Cost of Registered Relationships in Australia

Cost to Register a Relationship in Australia.

The cost to register a relationship varies in each Australian State, as these fees are set by State Governments.

Cost to register a relationship in New South Wales.

It currently costs $223 to register a Relationship in New South Wales.  This fee includes … Read the rest

What is a De Facto Relationship for Immigration

What is a de facto relationship for Immigration?.

Some Australian visa applicants are not aware of the meaning of a de facto relationship, as their country does not have anything similar. They are either married or single.

In Australia, a de facto relationship is the term for a relationship of … Read the rest

What is a De facto Relationship

What is a De facto relationship ?.

A simple answer to this might be that a De facto relationship is effectively a married couple but without the legal paperwork.

The basic Australian laws defining a De facto relationship are outlined as two people, who may be of the same or … Read the rest

Registered Relationships in South Australia

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 … Read the rest

Queensland Registered Relationship – Civil Partnership

A Civil partnership now includes the formerly named registered relationship..

A civil partnership is a legally recognised committed relationship, under the Civil Partnerships Act 2011, that may be entered into by two eligible adults, regardless of their sex.

A civil partnership is NOT a marriage.
Marriage is governed by the … Read the rest