Civil partnerships replace registered relationships

posted May 19, 2016, 10:25 PM by Michael Rees   [ updated May 19, 2016, 10:26 PM ]

Further investigation was done on civil partnerships in Queensland which are governed by Civil Partnerships Act 2011. From 22 March 2016 civil partnerships replace registered relationships. Such registered relationships registered before this date are now also know as civil partnerships. Form 16 (Version 2) is a written notice setting our the legal effect of a civil partnership. This states:

A civil partnership is a legally recognised committed relationship that may be entered into by 2 eligible adults, regardless of their sex.
A civil partnership is not a marriage. Marriage is governed by the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth).

There is no empty civil partnership application form. Rather the registration application must be started online by entering many identification details for each partner and their parents. Only then can the application form be downloaded, completed and submitted to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. JPs will normally be involved in certifying proof of ID and supporting documents attached to the registration form.

Michael R