Manage your registration
How to keep us updated or tell us if you plan to retire as a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant.
Use the self-service portal
Our self-service portal makes it easy to manage your registration online.
In the portal, you can:
- update your contact details
- view your invoices and receipts
- apply to not pay the registration charge for 1 year
- apply to not complete OPD for 1 year
- Update your OPD activities
- Resign as a marriage celebrant
If you have problems accessing or using the portal, email us.
Download tips to help you use the self-service portal
Ongoing professional development self-reporting
Keep us updated
You should keep us updated if your personal circumstances change.
- new contact details
- change in occupation
- new business interests
- criminal convictions
You should also tell the registry of births, deaths and marriages in your state or territory if your contact details change.
Resign / retire as a marriage celebrant
You can ask us to remove you from the register of marriage celebrants if you are retiring, resigning or becoming a minister of religion.
You can also tell us if a family member who was a marriage celebrant has passed away.
After we process the application, you cannot solemnise marriages in Australia anymore.
We will tell you in writing when we have processed the application.
You can resign as a marriage celebrant using the self-service portal.
Or complete this form and email it to us:
Keep your records
When you retire as a celebrant, any Form 15 marriage certificates must be:
- given or sold to another authorised marriage celebrant
They cannot be given to someone who is not an authorised marriage celebrant.
If you give or sell them to another authorised marriage celebrant, you should write:
- the authorised marriage celebrant’s name
- the number of each Form 15 you gave them
You should also write the number of each Form 15 that you destroy and make a note that it was destroyed.
After you stop being a marriage celebrant, you must keep these records for 6 years:
- record of use form for Form 15 certificates
- completed official certificates of marriage, unless you are a minister of religion
Ministers of religion need to add their official certificates of marriage to either the:
- parish or district where the marriage was performed
- records of the church where the marriage happened
- records of the religious body or organisation
What we do with your private information after you retire
Find out how we treat your private information under the Marriage Celebrants Program.
Marriage Law and Celebrants Section
1800 550 343
Outside Australia: +61 2 6141 3111
Fax: 02 6141 3246
3-5 National Circuit BARTON ACT 2600