A commitment or symbolic ceremony is not a legal marriage but it is a ceremony to express your love and commitment to your soul mate. This ceremony is a sincere exchange of vows between two people and can be shared by your family and friends in the same way as a Marriage.
As of 9 December 2017, sex or gender no longer affects the right to marry under Australian law and same-sex marriage became legal in Australia.
The Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017 commenced on 9 December 2017. This Act amends the Marriage Act 1961 to redefine marriage as ‘the union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’.