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OPD for marriage celebrants – discussion paper
Consultation on the future of ongoing professional development (OPD) for marriage celebrants, discussion paper and OPD survey.
2018-19 Marriage Celebrants Programme Regulator
Each year we report on our performance. New reports are published as they become available.
Attorney-General's Department and Marriage Celebrant Associations/Networks with OPD Panel members Meeting Minutes – 27 October 2020
Minutes from the Attorney-General's Department and Marriage Celebrant Associations/Networks Meeting on Tuesday 27 October 2020.
Application to become a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant: checklist for supporting documentation
For applicants to check prior to submission.
Fact sheet - portal - minimum and maximum details displayed on the register
Information on the minimum and maximum details required to be displayed on the register of marriage celebrants.
Correcting marriage documentation – fact sheet
Gives Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants guidance on how to amend information or correct errors made on marriage documentation.
Application for registration as a marriage celebrant
Form to be used by applicants wishing to apply to become a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant.
Record of use of Form 15 Marriage Certificates
Under Paragraph 73(5) of the Marriage Regulations 2017, an authorised marriage celebrant must keep a record for each Form 15 marriage certificate they use.
Marriage Celebrants Program cost recovery implementation statement 2020-21
Provides information about how the Attorney-General's Department implements cost recovery for the regulation of marriage celebrants, reports financial and non-financial performance information and contains financial forecasts for 2020-21.
Guidelines for seeking an exemption from the registration application fee
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.
Certificate IV in Celebrancy – Registrar’s requirements for marriage celebrancy units
This fact sheet explains the requirements for the delivery of the marriage celebrancy units as part of the Certificate IV in Celebrancy.
Attorney-General’s Department and Marriage Celebrant Associations/Networks Meeting Minutes - Tuesday 5 May 2020
Minutes from the Attorney-General’s Department and Marriage Celebrant Associations/Networks Meeting on Tuesday 5 May 2020.
Instructions for completing the application for registration as a marriage celebrant
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).
Disclosable Outcomes Guidelines
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.
Ongoing professional development - further information
As a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant, you must complete compulsory OPD every calendar year (January to December). This includes religious marriage celebrants. We will provide further information shortly on requirements for the 2022 OPD year.
Application for registration as a marriage celebrant - Referee report template
As part of your application to become a marriage celebrant, you are required to provide referee reports using this template.
Applying for accreditation as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
Fact sheet about how to apply to become accredited as an FDR practitioner.
Extract of Hansard - Senate - 21 March 2013
Following the National Apology for Forced Adoptions in 2013, motions of apology were moved in the House of Representatives and in the Senate.
List of laboratories and nominated reporters
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.
Application and Informed Consent Form - Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check for Marriage Celebrants
A criminal history check is conducted with your informed consent to determine your suitability for employment, a position of trust or as required by legislation. It contains your personal information, and any relevant police information about you, according to the purpose of your criminal history check.