It’s not the piece of paper that you receive after the "I do's" that formalise your relationship, it is the love and honesty
in the "I do's" and the promises you make to each other that matter. Promises you intend to live and love by.
As a person who is committed to equal rights, I believe marriage should be an option for every adult Australian, and I look forward to performing my first legally sanctioned same sex ceremony in the near future.
In the meantime I am honoured to perform commitment ceremonies and I do so with the same zeal and obligation as I do with weddings.
And although commitment ceremonies have no legal implication, you can register a ‘Deed of Relationship’ with the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) to have your union recognised.
This document is evidence of a personal relationship (significant or caring). Consequently the relationship will be legally recognised without having to satisfy any other criteria to prove its existence.
More info is available through the Department of Justice