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enjoy celebrating marriages and most of all we know Magnetic Island. We would love to hear from you.

How overseas couples can get married on Magnetic Island, Australia

Anyone in the world can be married on Tropical North Queensland's Magnetic Island. It does not matter if you are from a country other than Australia.

Ok, let us assume you are from an overseas country and you have decided to be married in Australia.

1.    Choose the location for your wedding. Magnetic Island would be an excellent choice. Click here for more informatiuon about Magnetic Island or Google 'Magnetic Island' both web & images.

2.    Find an authorised marriage celebrant who is just right for you. Do a Google Search for; ‘Magnetic Island Celebrants’ or ‘Celebrants Magnetic Island’. Contact the celebrants to find out which one is right for you and who is available for your chosen date & time, next...

Beach Weddings? Island Weddings? Have a Magnetic Island Wedding

So, you want an island wedding or a beach wedding.
Why not have a Magnetic Island Wedding?
Just 8km from Townsville in Tropical North Queensland

Greetings from paradise, congratulations on your forthcoming wedding and for choosing to marry on North Queensland's tropical Magnetic Island - Australia’s most affordable, unique and accessible island venue for your special day.  I’m David Crusty Herron, call me David if you prefer, and I would be delighted to show you how easy it is to plan and create the island wedding ceremony of your dreams. Obligation free of course.

And every couple’s dreams are different. As an island resident celebrant with the experience of over 1500 beautiful ceremonies I realise that it is your wedding and that you are the reason and focus of the day. So your ceremony should be about you, your dreams, and your future together as a family written and choreographed just for you.

Getting Married on Magnetic Island? Here's 5 ways you can help keep Maggie Beautiful

 Getting Married on Magnetic Island? Here's 5 ways you can help keep Maggie Beautiful!

Magnetic Island Weddings are wonderfully memorable moments and We really love having weddings in our Magnetic Island home but remember...

1. It's your home too
Welcome to Magnetic Island or "Maggie”, as locals affectionately call her. We love our *island in the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - and we hope you love her too. We're proud to share her with you and ask that you respect and protect our beautiful and ecologically sensitive island home.

Barefoot Beach Wedding - Beach Shoes, Barefoot Sandals, Foot Jewellery, for Her & Him

Magnetic Island has 23 beaches & bays for your wedding. So have a Barefoot Wedding but still wear shoes. Wear Barefoot Sandals, Barefoot Beach Shoes - Made on Magnetic island!

Check out these samples of unique one off designs of 'Barefoot Beach Shoes', 'Barefoot Sandals' or 'Foot Jewellery' for the bride & groom from 'Made on Magnetic Island'  at Horseshoe Bay. Why not design your own? I did.

The Barefoot Beach Shoes & Barefoot Sandals displayed were designed by Sharon or our Brides

What about Magnetic Island Weather for my Wedding Ceremony?

Photo courtesy Magnetic Island Photography MaryAnne Law

Magnetic Island Weather won't disappoint you, or your wedding guests, with around 320 days with sunshine a year.  So let's do some comparisons of the *average of Days with Rain and Fine Days a year for some Wedding Destinations around Oz. We'll start with Cairns and head south...

Magnetic Island Wedding Ceremony Location Permits & Fees. The Facts!

Some of  Magnetic Island's land based wedding ceremony locations & venues may require a permit from the Townsville City Council Parks & Gardens Department. 
  • The maximum you will pay is $100.00 for one (1) hour. See page 5 Fees & Charges 2016 - 2017 Ceremonies
  • there is NO variation in fees for different ceremony locations on Magnetic Island.

 Rocky Bay in the State Park

 If your wedding ceremony is planned for a Magnetic Island location under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM), previously the EPA, then you will NOT have to pay a fee. 

A Magnetic Island Welcome to you, our visitors from overseas

 Florence Bay after 3:00pm, it's all yours!

If you are looking for something different from the usual island venues' offerings around the place for your island wedding ceremony - talk to us. We can can make your dream island wedding ceremony a reality. So checkout Magnetic island, Queensland, Australia.

The Magnetic Island Wedding Ceremony Help Line Celebrants

If you are looking for a celebrant to make your Magnetic Island Wedding ceremony everything you want it to be, or, if you wish to be married in Townsville, in Cairns or The Whitsundays contact a celebrant from The Wedding Team first.

If you don't 'click' with your celebrant let us know what style of celebrant you are looking for and we'll happily refer you to some bride & groom recommended celebrants.

Secret Brides' Business 60's Style - Sex Education

Thank goodness times have changed! The above pic is said to be of an extract from a "Sex Education Text Book for Girls" from the 60's. Have a read. But, be careful, it might fall into the hands of the 'Groom to be'.

Often Overlooked Considerations for Island & Beach Wedding Locations

Magnetic Island and surrounding areas are in the dry tropics so her beautiful venues have unique considerations

Periodically sun and insects may cause slight discomfort. If you think that the sun and insects could be a problem; use sunscreen (many make-up bases contain sunscreen) and, if necessary arrange shelter for both your guests and yourselves, eg umbrellas, particularly for the young, aged or infirm; have some suitable repellent available for yourself and your guests, just in case (Liquid repellent such as Rid seem to work better than sprays or roll-ons). However, Insects are NOT usually a problem.

If your ceremony or part of it is taking place at one of the 23 beaches and bays of Magnetic Island, or some other outdoor location, it may be a beautiful place but please, consider the following well before the wedding day:

Magnetic Island Wedding Ceremony Locations & Venues

The venue or location for your island ceremony is limited only by your imagination.  Magnetic Island offers a vast array of unique places on land such as; beaches, attractions, parks, gardens, reception- venues with natural settings, clubs, hotels, and marine venues.  Boats of varying types and capacity are available if you wish.  

A letter of permission or a permit may be required for some venues. Your celebrant will advise you as to which authority has jusidiction if any.

In response to recent comments from some Brides:  
The Townsville City Council does not have jurisdiction over Arthur Bay, Florence Bay & several other locations on Maggies beaches & bays. Check your location requirements with your celebrant before you book with the council.

For all Townsville City Council Controlled parklands, foreshores and some beaches Phone: 07 4727 9000 to discuss availability for your event or ceremony, or

Prince William & Kate Honeymoon on Magnetic Island!

William & Kate go Topless on Magnetic Island
Did Prince William & Kate Honeymoon on Magnetic Island after their wedding? Not really. But you can, and you don't have to have a Magnetic Island Wedding to chill out after the stress of your own 'Royal Wedding'.

Magnetic Island, just 8 km from Townsville, not only has everything you need for your wedding celebration but offers a unique opportunity for you & your prince to escape, relax and have quality time together.

Honeymoon on Magnetic Island. William & Kate couldn't but you can. Check out 'Magnetic Island'

Legal Requirements for an Australian Wedding

 What are the legal requirements for an Australian Wedding?

Marriage of any person under 18 years without an order of a Judge or Magistrate is invalid. Under no circumstances an 2 persons under 18 years marry each other.

Lodgement Of ‘Notice of Intended Marriage
Once you have booked the date and time for the ceremony, the next step is to complete and lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage with your chosen celebrant.

The Notice must be completed and signed by both parties to the marriage and the signatures witnessed by an authorised celebrant or other suitable person as nominated on the form.

One person can lodge the Notice but the other party to the marriage must sign the form prior to the marriage.

The Notice must be lodged with the celebrant not less than ‘one calendar month’ and not more than eighteen (18) calendar months before the ceremony date.

Where is Magnetic Island?

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Beautiful Magnetic Island sits on the Great Barrier Reef in Tropical North Queensland just 20 minutes by Sealink fast cat ferry service overseas from Australia, well... from Townsville Capital of North Queensland.

Unlike any other island off Australias coastline or Aussie wedding destinations we have 320 days with sunshine every day. Magnetic Island weather

Find out more about Maggie and her 23 Beaches & Bays.

Magnetic Island. The perfect overseas tropical island venue for dream weddings. At a price you can afford.

We look forward to seeing you...

Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2012 - Why not get married after the regatta?

  Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2012

Why not stay a week longer & get married while you are here, on one of our 23 beaches & bays, on your yacht, or on board Providence V, a 62-foot gaff rigged schooner?

For more information on Providence Click Photo

Bringing together the excitement of competitive sailing and the ambiance of Magnetic Island each September, Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week offers an experience to remember.  With top notch racing, a spectator boat for the patrons, live bands and partying galore, the program of events is sure to leave you wanting more year after year. You don’t need to be a competitive sailor to participate in this great event, there is something available for everyone whether it be jumping onboard the Sunferries Spectator Boat and following heels of the fleet or partying after dark with the crews at one of the social functions.

Book tickets on the Sunferries Spectator Boat to catch all the regatta thrills with link Sunferries Travel.

Surprise your partner, propose this year... get married in 2012 - After the race of course!

For more information on your 2012 Magnetic Island Race Week Wedding

Dates & times are limited, Propose soon!

Brisbane Celebrants? Sunshine Coast Celebrants? Stop searching. Contact Helen Hawley

Are you looking for a Brisbane Celebrant, or a Sunshine,Coast Celebrant? Stop searching. Contact Helen Hawley first. You won't be disappointed.

Based on the north side of  Brisbane your celebrant Helen Hawley, with over nine years of experience creating unique ceremonies, will provide you with all the assistance you need to make your wedding ceremony as special as you hoped it would be.

For Helen every wedding is special and every couple is different. She will write a ceremony just for you.
"My goal is to ensure that you have a ceremony that suits your needs and that you are completely happy with my service.
I am available to perform ceremonies in all areas of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, on both weekday and weekends"
With all the choices available to you, it is difficult to know if you have chosen the right person to be part of your special day. So why not contact Helen now?

How to Choose a Marriage Celebrant for your Magnetic Island or Townsville Wedding

You can't be married without a marriage celebrant and your Magnetic Island or Townsville wedding ceremony will only be as good as the celebrant you choose. To have the wedding you really want be very careful choosing your celebrant. If you want a memorable ceremony, you, and your guests will really enjoy, then, be prepared to invest in the services of an experienced, professional celebrant, rather than an amateur quoting a low price. Quite frankly, we suggest don't worry about price.