Australia & The South Pacific - Essentials
You don't have to marry in a church or registry office in Australia. Discuss your wishes with the person who is marrying you.
Best time to marry?
Australia - Travel during our winter-time if you want Australia at its hottest (tropical climate in the North of the country, hot days and mild nights in the South). Even during Australia's cooler winter months there’s still plenty of sunshine to be had – between the odd rain shower!
The South Pacific enjoys a pleasant, tropical two-season climate. Like Northern Australia, their summer conditions are hotter and more humid (Nov-April). Head out between September and November to see whales just off the Cook Island reefs.
May – October is generally cooler and drier (still a very pleasant average temp of 19 to 29 degrees). Late April to August is when humidity is lower and many visitors arrive.
All British Citizens need a visa to travel to Australia. There are currently a couple of options - ETA or EVisitor - both of which you can apply for online. Get all the details on the Australian Government Visa & Immigration website.
An entry visa is issued on arrival in Fiji for stays of 4 months or less, so no need to organise one before hand. Proof of onward or return journey may be needed.
No visa requirement for stays of 31 days or less. Proof of onward or return journey may be required.
NB - This information relates to the final country destination. Other regulations may apply to any country you are travelling through. Please double check the very latest requirements with your Travel Agent or Embassy.
Better to be safe..
For essential travel advice and tips click here to visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
The South Pacific is definitely the place to consider if you're looking for somewhere unique for your wedding. Unlike in the Caribbean, where many of the resorts are run by large hotel chains, most of those in the South Pacific are privately owned and managed, meaning a genuinely personal level of service at all times.
Wedding facilities range from spectacular tropically inspired wedding chapels, traditional thatched wedding bures, beautiful local churches, specially adapted and decorated boats and of course, those beaches!