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Submissions for this consultation closed on Tuesday, 22 October 2019


The Australian Attorney-General's Department's Marriage Law and Celebrants Section (MLCS) administers the Marriage Celebrants Program. The program is cost-recovered in accordance with Australian Government frameworks and guidelines which require government to be efficient in the charging arrangements and associated activities. Part of MLCS's role involves ensuring the program is cost effective and efficient, and minimises regulatory burden.

The department held a public consultation on the program from 1 to 22 October 2019. The consultation included a survey covering two key aspects of the program:

  • the registration process for aspiring marriage celebrants, and
  • ongoing professional development.

The department prepared the following short paper to assist respondents to take part in the consultation:

Survey results

The department received 2,203 survey responses.

The following report provides a summary of the survey results:

The above results are one part of the stakeholder engagement process the department will be drawing on when considering proposed changes to the program. Further consultation will occur through targeted stakeholder engagement, including through association meetings.

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