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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.

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.

As an authorised celebrant 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:

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