Which States and Territories allow Civil Unions or Civil Partnerships in Australia
Unfortunately not all Australian States and Territories allow couples to have a Civil Union or Civil Partnership.
Where a State or Territory does have provision for couples to utilise a Civil Union scheme, the Civil Union or Civil Partnership is usually only recognised in the particular State or Territory in which the Civil Union or Civil Partnership occured.
Only some States and Territories allow an official ceremony.
Same sex couples are able to have Civil Unions or Civil Partnerships in:
- Australian Capital Territory;
- New South Wales (no official ceremony)
- Queensland (no official ceremony).
Queensland did briefly have legislation allowing a Civil Partnership with an official ceremony however after a change in government in 2012, that legislation was amended to only allow for the Registration of a Same Sex Relationship.
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- Necessity of & How to Register a Same Sex Relationship
- Same Sex Couples: Civil Unions
- Can Same Sex Couples Foster or Adopt Children
- Using Artificial Insemination to have a baby in a Same Sex Relationship
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- What type of Binding Financial Agreement do you need?
- Requirements for a Court to say you are in a De Facto Relationship
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- What are the Time Limits for De Facto Relationships
- The law for Qld De Facto Couples who separated before 1 March 2009
- How to protect your assets