The Interdiocesan Tribunal of Sydney—Diocese of Wollongong (also known as the “Marriage Tribunal”) is a service of the diocese to assist with the pastoral care of divorced and remarried persons seeking to have their marriage recognised in the Church, divorced persons seeking to remarry, and divorced persons seeking clarification of their standing in the Church. The Marriage Tribunal operates as part of the Interdiocesan Tribunal of Sydney for the Catholic Church in NSW and ACT.
Any Catholic or non-Catholic who questions the validity of his or her marriage is welcome to approach the diocese’s Marriage Tribunal.
If you are required to complete any forms (i.e. applications, dispensations and permissions) relating to getting married, this is handled by the Office of the Bishop (not the Marriage Tribunal). Click on the below Marriages button for Marriage forms and contact details.
Interdiocesan Tribunal of Sydney—Diocese of Wollongong
Xavier Centre PO Box 2090 (38 Harbour Street)
Wollongong NSW 2500 Australia
Ph: (02) 4222 2409
Email: [email protected]
Our diocesan logo is theologically rich and very succinct. As a hand, it depicts our mission as a diocese and as individuals within the diocese, of bearing (bringing, carrying) Christ’s love to one another and to the world around us. In this, we are the hand of Jesus Christ, and we are offering ourselves to him so that he might work through us.
We can be the bearers of his love only as a response to his call and in the strength of his grace. We are reminded of this in two ways—through the symbol of the dove (the Holy Spirit) also present in the logo, and by the incorporation of the cross that segments the logo. The presence of the cross is a reminder that bearing the love of Christ will inevitably cost us if we live it authentically. However, in the way that the Cross is the portent of redemption and life—an echo of the tree of life in the book of Genesis—so becoming bearers of the love of Christ will also bring us to life.
The four fingers of the hand also represent the four regions of our diocese. The first is bluerepresenting the beautiful water of the Shoalhaven. The second is a blue and green combination representing the waters and escarpment of the Illawarra. The third is greendepicting the hills and plains of the Macarthur. The fourth is dark green illustrating the forests of the Southern Highlands.