Search is on for the first Aussie gay couple to wed

The latest campaign from Tourism NZ is looking for an Australian same-sex couple to be the first to wed.Photo / Tourism NZ
The latest campaign from Tourism NZ is looking for an Australian same-sex couple to be the first to wed.Photo / Tourism NZ

New Zealand wants to fly two Australians across the Tasman to become the first same-sex couple to wed under the country's new marriage equality laws.

Tourism New Zealand has launched its search for the first Australian same-sex couple to marry under the Marriage Amendment Act, which comes into effect on August 19.

"We are excited to be making history and working with one lucky same-sex couple to become the very first from Australia to be married here in New Zealand," said Tim Burgess, general manager of Tourism New Zealand's Australian operations.

The prize includes return flights from Australia, accommodation, a special wedding ceremony and reception.

Details about the exact wedding location will be revealed in July when the winning couple is announced.

"New Zealand has many stunning wedding settings to choose from," Mr Burgess said in a statement.

The search will be conducted in partnership with Australian gay and lesbian newspaper Star Observer.

Applicants are invited to enter via the Star Observer's Facebook page.

- AAP

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