Family Relationship Centres are a critical entry point or gateway for families, who may or may not have children, to the broader family law and family suppor
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The Regulations allow for an exemption from the application fee where the applicant’s principal residential address is in a remote area, and there is no more than one marriage celebrant with the same postcode as the applicant’s residential address.
These instructions are for persons wishing to apply to the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants for registration as a marriage celebrant under Part IV, Division 1, Subdivision C of the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth) (Marriage Act).
Sets out a number of general principles the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants may consider when taking into account a person’s criminal history record as part of their application to become a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant.
A parentage testing procedure must be performed at a laboratory accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA). Download the list of laboratories and nominated reporters currently accredited by NATA.
How to access and use the marriage celebrants self-service portal.
List of Marriage Celebrant Associations and Networks including contact details and website links.
List of counselling organisations 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2024, (definition of Family Counsellor) Designation.
This document has been prepared by the Attorney-General’s Department to provide family counsellors with general information about their role and responsibilities under the Family Law Act 1975 (the Family Law Act).
This Protocol assists Family Relationship Centres (FRCs) and practising legal professionals with the provision of legal information and advice to FRC clients, and is in addition to the standard professional duties and obligations required of legal professionals, Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) practitioners, and other FRC staff.
This checklist can be used to assist authorised celebrants meet their obligations when receiving, sighting, submitting/lodging and retaining electronic copies of marriage documents.
This fact sheet provides information about an authorised celebrant’s obligations in relation to receiving, sighting, lodging and retaining electronic copies of marriage documents.
Guidelines to follow when advertising your services as a marriage celebrant.
The guiding principles were developed to protect vulnerable witnesses in family violence and family law proceedings. They are for use in all jurisdictions.
This Protocol applies to Grantees party to a grant agreement with the Department of Social Services (DSS) on behalf of the Attorney-General’s Department, under which the Grantee is approved to receive funding through the Commonwealth’s Family Relationship Services Program (FRSP), to operate a Family Relationship Centre.
Published in October 2018, this Framework outlines policy context, minimum operational requirements and practice principles expected of Children’s Contact Services (CCSs) when delivering services.
Use this checklist when completing marriage documents before the ceremony, at the ceremony and after the ceremony.
The purpose of the guidelines is to assist authorised celebrants understand the requirements for solemnising marriage under the Marriage Act.
The Code of Practice for Marriage Celebrants is contained in Schedule 2 of the Marriage Regulations 2017.
These guidelines are intended to assist celebrants to identify, disclose and avoid conflicts of interest and benefits to business that may be of concern to the Registrar.