​This is the official site of the Australian Government Marriage Celebrants Program. Anything you read elsewhere that is inconsistent with this site is not accurate.

The Marriage Law and Celebrants Section within the Attorney-General’s Department provides information and advice to marrying couples, Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants and people wishing to become a marriage celebrant.

Our department administers the Australian Government Marriage Celebrants Program, which has more than 9000 registered celebrants. We are also responsible for the laws setting out the requirements for getting married in Australia. These are the Marriage Act 1961 and Marriage Regulations 1963.

For more information, visit the following pages in this section:

Submit your enquiry to the Marriage Law and Celebrants Section