- Who may apply to register a relationship?
- When does registration take effect?
- What if our relationship is registered in another state or country?
- Can we hold a ceremony upon the registration of our relationship?
- What if we choose not to register our relationship? Is our relationship still legally recognised?
- Does registering our relationship remove the time requirements?
- Does registering our relationship automatically revoke a previous will?
- Can a registration be challenged?
- How can I end my registered relationship?
- Should we just get married?
The Relationships Register Act 2016 (SA), which came into operation on 1 August 2017, makes it possible for a couple (irrespective of their sex or gender identity) to register their relationship with the office of Births Deaths and Marriages in South Australia.
The Act sets out who may apply to register a relationship, what needs to be included with the application, when the registration may take effect, as well as the procedure for revoking the registration of a relationship.
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