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Contact details

Managing your registration

This page has information on the following:

Updating your contact details or circumstances

Please remember to notify the department of changes to your contact details or personal circumstances if you are a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant. This includes a change in your occupation, business interests and/or a criminal conviction.

You can update your details via the Marriage Celebrants Self Service Portal or email your changes to marriagecelebrantssection@ag.gov.au.

We use the contact details for celebrants recorded in our database for all official communications, for example newsletters and notices required under the Marriage Act 1961 and Marriage Regulations 2017 (such as the celebrant registration charge notice). Under section 44 of the Marriage Regulations where we have an email address for you, we must send the celebrant registration charge notice to your email address.

You will also need to contact your relevant registry of births, deaths and marriages about changes to your details.

Fees and charges

There are a range of fees and charges payable to become a marriage celebrant and to maintain ongoing registration. For current fees and charges please see below:

Exemption from annual registration charge

Where there are exceptional circumstances, celebrants can apply for an exemption from paying the annual celebrant registration charge. To seek an exemption from the charge you must meet the criteria outlined in the guidelines below.

A non-refundable application processing fee of $30 will be charged on all exemption applications.

Exemption from ongoing professional development

There are limited circumstances where celebrants can apply for an exemption from ongoing professional development obligations. To seek an exemption from OPD obligations you must meet the criteria outlined in the guidelines below.

A non-refundable application processing fee of $30 will be charged on all exemption applications.

Retiring as a marriage celebrant

If you are no longer practising as a marriage celebrant, send your completed form to be removed from the Register of Marriage Celebrants to marriagecelebrantssection@ag.gov.au.

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