As a Civil Marriage Celebrant, I am appointed by the Australian Attorney-General’s Department and am authorised to solemnise marriages anywhere in Australia in accordance with the Marriage Act 1961.
Celebrants are highly trained and qualified. Marriage Celebrants appointed since 2003 have had to undergo special training before being appointed. In addition to my formal work-related qualifications, I possess a Certificate IV in Celebrancy. In addition, all Marriage Celebrants undergo five hours of On-going Professional Development per year.
Although, traditionally, marriages have taken place in religious establishments, more and more people are choosing the option offered by Civil Marriage Celebrants, as it provides a professional ceremony that is sensitive to your needs and wishes for your special day.
Marriage Celebrants are governed by a strict Code of Practice as set down in the Marriage Regulations 1963 that you can read here.