The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has fairly lenient requirements for the issuance of the bride and “marriage visa”:
- no English language requirements,
- no requirements for a certain education, profession, or income,
- no age limits.
Since these categories of visas are designed to ensure that Australia has as many strong international families as possible, to enable people to live as a family, raise children, manage a common family budget, live under one roof.
The main thing is to be able to prove that your relationship and desire for family happiness is truly sincere (not formal, but an actual relationship). So a marriage certificate is not an argument for the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to issue you a visa, and evidence of your mutual love is an argument in favor of issuing you a visa.
A simpler way is to get a 300 bride visa, after which you will have 9 months to get married to your partner. After marriage you get 820 visa, and after 2 years you can get permanent resident status in Australia by getting 801 visa.