Polygamy in Australia is illegal. Polygamy is legal in many African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries, and usually involves more than one wife. Polygamy is also common in certain religious groups in other countries, such as Mormons in the United States.
How many marriages are allowed in Australia?
While under Australian law a person can be in at most one legally valid marriage at a time, Australian law does recognise that a person can be in multiple de facto relationships concurrently, and as such entitled to the legal rights extended to members of de facto relationships.
Can you have two wives in Australia?
Polygamy in Australia is illegal. In Australia, it is a criminal offence to marry a person when already married to another, and is called bigamy. Bigamy is the act of going through a marriage ceremony; polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse at one time.
How long after a divorce can you remarry in Australia?
When can I get married again? One month after your divorce hearing, your divorce order becomes final. Once your divorce order becomes final, your marriage is legally ended and you can remarry. The Court can shorten the one-month period.
Can you get a divorce without the other person signing in Australia?
Your spouse does not have to sign anything. Even if your spouse refuses to sign any documents, the court can grant a divorce order. But you must prove your spouse was served according to the rules.