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​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, marriage celebrants and people wishing to become a marriage celebrant.

Our department administers the Australian Government Marriage Celebrants Programme, which has more than 8000 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.


The Marriage Law and Celebrants Section collects, uses, discloses and stores your personal information in accordance with our obligations of the Privacy Act 1988. For more information on how we use your personal information and who we regularly collect information from, or disclose information to, in the course of managing the Marriage Celebrants Programme and our related functions, refer to our disclosure notice under Australian Privacy Principle 5:

Our section handles personal information in accordance with the Attorney-General's Department privacy policy.

If you wish to access or seek correction of your personal information or make an enquiry or complaint about your privacy, you may contact the departmental Privacy Contact Officer on 02 6141 2660 or email

Submit your enquiry to the Marriage Law and Celebrants Section