Any two people over the age of 18 who are in a relationship as a couple, and irrespective of their sex or gender diversity, may apply to register their relationship, provided that:
- At least one person resides in South Australia
- Neither of them is married under the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth)
- Neither of them is already in a registered relationship (including a registered relationship under a corresponding law declared in the Relationships Register Regulations 2017 (SA))
- Neither of them is in a relationship as a couple with anyone else
- They are not related by family (i.e. grandparent, parent, brother or sister)
The application must be accompanied by the prescribed fee, as well as a statutory declaration by each person in the relationship.
See sections 5-6 of the Relationships Register Act 2016 (SA).
For more information about making an application, see the sa.gov.au website
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