Commonwealth Gazette, No. 20, 15 Feb 1973, p2


Commonwealth of
Australia to wit
By his Excellency the Governor-
General in and over the Com-
monwealth of Australia.

WHEREAS by Proclamation under section twenty-six of the Marriage Act 1961-1966 published in the Gazette on the fourth day of December, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine, certain religious bodies and religious organizations were declared to be recognized denominations for the purposes of that Act:

AND WHEREAS by Proclamation under the said section twenty-six published in the Gazette on the twenty-ninth day of April, One thousand and nine hundred and seventy-one a certain other religious body or organization was declared to be a recognized denomination for the purposes of that Act:

AND WHEREAS it is desirable to revoke those Proclamations and to make other provision in their stead:

NOW THEREFORE I, SIR PAUL MEERNAA CAEDWALLA HASLUCK, the Governor-General aforesaid, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby revoke those Proclamations and declare each of the religious bodies or religions organizations specified in the Schedule to this Proclamation to be a recognized denomination for the purposes of the Marriage Act 1961-1966.


The Aborigines Inland Mission of Australia
The Apostolic Church (Australia)
The Apostolic Church of Queensland
The Armenian Apostolic Church in Australia
Assemblies of God in Australia
Australian Christadelphian Ecclesia
The Baptist Union of Australia
Christian Brethren
The Christian Church
Christian Israelite Church
Christian Revival Crusade
Church of England in Australia
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Church of the Nazarene
The Church of the New Faith Incorporated
Churches of Christ in Australia
Congregational Union of Australia
The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia
Full Gospel Church (Gospel Light Ministry)
Gospel Lighthouse Churches
International Church of the Four Square Gospel (Australasia)
Jehovah's Witnesses
The Liberal Catholic Church
Lutheran -
    German Evangelical Lutheran Church
    The Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Victoria
    The Lutheran Church of Australia, Incorporated
The Methodist Church of Australasia
The New Apostolic Church (Australia)
The New Church in Australia
Orthodox -
    Antioch Orthodox Church
    Autocephalic Greek Orthodox Church of America and Aus-
    Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in Australia and
    Free Serbian Orthodox Church, Diocese for Australia and New
    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand
    Macedonian Orthodox Autocephalous Church
    Macedonian-Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church
    Russian Orthodox Church (Abroad) in Exile, in Australia and
      New Zealand
    The Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand
    Ukranian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in Australia and
      New Zealand
The Presbyterian Church of Australia
Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia
The Reformed Churches of Australia
The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland
The Religious Society of Friends
The Reorganised Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Roman Catholic Church
The Salvation Army
Seventh-day Adventist Church
The Strict and Particular Baptist Churches of Australia
The Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Connexion in Victoria
The Wesleyan Methodist Church, Australia

GIVEN under my Hand and the Great Seal of the Common-
   wealth this eighteenth day of January, in the year of our
   Lord, One thousand nine hundred and seventy-three and in
   the twenty-first year of Her Majesty's reign.

By his Excellency's Command,