NSW Apply for divorce without marriage certificate

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6 February 2018
To apply for a divorce I need marriage certificate. My ex has it but he doesn't want to apply and doesn't do joint application either.

The only way I can get divorce is to contact birth deaths and marriage registry and pay to get marriage cert ($56)and also pay for divorce fee myself ($900) when I apply for a sole applicant is that correct?

I understand I have to attend divorce hearing if I'm a sole applicant but does he need to go as well? Is there anything I should be aware of when apply?