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For Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants

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

To apply for an exemption from the annual registration charge, you must submit a complete application including the $30 fee and supporting evidence by 28 July 2016.

Please contact us on 1800 550 343 or email if you need further assistance.

Being a celebrant is a special and important role in the community. It attracts obligations and legal responsibilities. Failure to meet those responsibilities can have serious consequences.

You must:

Marriage celebrants must also register marriages with the registry of births, deaths and marriages in the state or territory in which the marriage took place within fourteen days.

Joining a celebrant association may also be beneficial in your role as celebrant.

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