expired NSW Marriage Certificate Free for New Relationships, Usually $46, Expires 14 Feb 2012

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Good deal for thrifty couples on a shoestring budget wanting to say "I do".

Note this deal requires the couple to have lodged an application for "license to marry" by 16 Jan 2012.

Couples marrying or registering a relationship between 14 February 2011 and 13 February 2012 are eligible to apply for a free standard marriage or relationship certificate worth $46.


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  • +1 vote

    'I object' to this deal lol

    Too bad its past the 16th for those interested

  • +4 votes

    Nice bargain! ;) With quick and easy deals like this we might need to start a forum post to "Find me a bargain" for a free divorce too!

  • +11 votes

    ha…
    nothing more romantic than popping the question
    'so, wanna get married ozbargain style?'
    :)

    too bad the date of lodgement has already passed

  • +5 votes

    "Note this deal requires the couple to have lodged an application for "license to marry" by 16 Jan 2012."

    Might want to put that at the top, in bold, I think it is pushing the boundaries of a bargain if it has already expired somewhat.

    But nice none the less.

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      I suspect a lot of people (myself included) have gotten married but never got the official certificate. If this was Victoria, I'd be taking it up.

      • +1 vote

        and your wife agree with that? usually girls want security (paper)

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          It makes no difference. It's like a birth certificate, you only need it as proof for some legal processes and can get it at any time, we just haven't got around to it.

        • +2 votes

          paper?! that's not security, what girls REALLY want is a huge diamond on their hand! think of it as a deposit/layby/downpayment, so if you end the relationship you lose the rock! now having said that, i know cases where the girl ended the relationship but still kept the ring….

      • +1 vote

        The cost of a marriage certificate in Victoria is only $30

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        I didn't realise such a thing existed - always figured if we lost the original we were in deep trouble.

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          If you are referring to the one that you signed on the day this is actually just decorative and cannot be used as a legal document. At least that is my understanding of Victorian law.

        • +1 vote

          I think that's a blessing in disguise…

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      Thanks, fixed now. How do you highlight in bold text?

  • +30 votes

    You may save $46 today but you will be paying for it for the rest of your life.

  • +30 votes

    Wonder if QLD will price match ;-)

  • +1 vote

    Now can we get some OZB deals on divorce and settlement services please?

  • +12 votes

    tempted to neg… getting married is not a bargain

  • +3 votes

    What a strange thing to be offering a 'special' on…. and a Government department at that.

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      Maybe its a quiet time of year and they have nothing else to do? :P

    •  

      soon unleaded fuel will expire too and will be left with that horrible e10 crap. this govt has its priorities up its arse.

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    Do they allow gays and lesbians to use this offer?

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      Given that you need to be legally married by the 14th, I can't see the law changing on this quite so quickly.

      EDIT: Actually looks like it includes a 'relationship' certificate. I don't know what this is, but I assume it applies.

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    Anyone know why they are offering it? Does it come around every year like this?

  • +1 vote

    License to Marry….sounds like something James Bond would have ;)

  • +3 votes

    Bargains are always nice, but what a waste of government revenue this is. That $2 million could easily be spent to good purposes on something else - improving schools/local hospitals? Grants to homeless facilities? Building more sporting fields/basketball courts? It'd be fine if the $2m served a useful purpose, but as far as I can see it's an useless vote-grabbing move (and a pretty useless one at that).

    Trying harder at this (as set out in the above news.com.au article) would be a lot better: "The Government has also made a campaign pledge to review fees and charges at the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry in a bid to cut some of the charges."

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      It sounds like a waste, but is it really? If studies show that couples who marry are less likely to engage in costly separations, are less likely to require public housing after such separations, etc. then it's possible this is actually a canny move.

      It may be a canny move regardless of whether it pays for itself, in promoting "social values". Yes, they're not necessarily tangible and aren't the same for everyone, but if you want to have a society you have to have some values along the way.

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      This makes no sense whatsoever. You're saying that government shouldn't forego revenue, because government revenue is good, and leaving that money in the hands of private citizens is bad? Do you lambast the government every time they decide to keep the price of marriage certificates at $46, instead of raising it to $92? After all, that's just as "wasteful", right?

  • +1 vote

    My mate would like to pay $46 back for 1 year freedom.

  • +2 votes

    Limited to 1 per customer?

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    Good deal I say, and yes you dont normal get a real one when you get married as we found out when we went to get passports :\ you have to Pay for a real piece of paper lol so free is good.

  • +4 votes

    this goes down as the most random deal ive seen….. haha

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    At all levels, bizarre. Whoever dreamed up this nonsense deserves a swift kick in the rear. So this is a saving, that is, a reduction in govt revenue, for people who were already going to get married.

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    whats the point? no ones hangs up a marriage certificate to show off to family and friends. I would hang up my divorce certificate though

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