Is Muslim marriage Recognised in Australia?
In Australia, marriage is a good example where there can readily be dual compliance. The Marriage Act 1961 (Cth) accommodates Islamic marriages by allowing marriages to be performed and registered by a Muslim marriage celebrant, usually an Imam, without the need for a separate registering event or ceremony.
Is a nikah legally binding in Australia?
The right to marry is no longer restricted on the basis of sex or gender in Australia. Overseas same-sex marriages are now automatically recognised under Australian law, provided they fulfill all the requirements of a valid marriage.
What percentage of Australians identify as Muslim?
2.6% According to the 2016 census, there are 604,200 Muslim Australians (2.6% of total population of approximately 23.4 million1).