This Act is the Relationships Register Act 2010.
(1) This Act commences on a day or days to be appointed by proclamation, except as provided by subsection (2).(2) Schedule 2.2 and Schedule 3 commence on the date of assent to this Act.
The object of this Act is to provide for the legal recognition of persons in a relationship as a couple, regardless of their sex, by registration of the relationship.
(1) In this Act:
adult means a person of or above the age of 18 years.
corresponding law means a law of another State or a Territory providing for the registration of or recognition of relationships that is prescribed by the regulations.
interstate registered relationship—see section 16.
Register means the Register established under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995.
registered relationship means a relationship that is registered under this Act.
Registrar means the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages within the meaning of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995.(2) Notes included in this Act do not form part of this Act.