Commitment Ceremonies

John Borg conducts ceremonies for couples who may not be able to be legally married, or who don't wish to make a legal commitment.




I conduct ceremonies for those couples who for one reason or another may not be able to legally marry, such as same sex couples, those who were legally married overseas without their family or friends, or couples who don't wish to make a legal commitment.

These ceremonies are weddings in every sense of the word but without the legal paperwork. Aside from the vows themselves, a commitment ceremony may include an exchange of rings or other gifts and of course the all important public kiss. It is a celebration of your love and commitment to each other before your family and friends.

I would be honoured to help you plan your commitment ceremony so that the values which you and your partner cherish are accurately reflected. Whether you choose  a traditional 'white wedding' ceremony or a more intimate style, the focus should be on you and the promises you want to make to each other.

I am able to write a unique ceremony for you or provide pre-scripted options to choose from, and will be available to help you plan the entire ceremony if required. Contact me to discuss the range of options which I can provide, such as a beautifully presented printed copy of the ceremony,  and a certificate.

Registered Relationships

On 22 June 2012 the Queensland Parliament passed the Civil Partnerships and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012. The new legislation came into effect on 27 June 2012 and amended the Civil Partnerships Act 2011, including renaming it the Relationships Act 2011.

The Relationships Act 2011 provides for a couple, regardless of their sex, to have their relationship legally recognised in Queensland. This link provides information and forms for couples wanting to have their relationship registered in Queensland.

For couples that had registered a civil partnership under the Civil Partnerships Act 2011, legal recognition will continue through the provisions of the Relationships Act 2011 as an official registered relationship. All legal documents and certificates issued under the Civil Partnerships Act will remain current and valid.