Coalition of Celebrant Associations

Australia’s Peak Celebrant Body

To all Commonwealth Marriage Celebrants

Note from the Attorney-General's Department

You should now have received your invoice for the annual registration charge. We are aware that a number of celebrants may have received multiple emails containing their invoice on 7 July 2016. These are duplicate emails and have been sent in error. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please only pay your invoice once.

Please remember if you wish to apply for an exemption from the annual registration charge you must submit a complete application, including the $30 application fee and relevant supporting evidence, no later than 28 July 2016.

Please contact us on 1800 550 343 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need any further assistance.

The Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) Inc thanks every celebrant who participated in its 2016 National Survey of Independent Celebrants during May and June.

The survey closed on the 28th June and raw data from the survey is currently being loaded into the For Celebrants section of our website. 

When the data upload has been completed, the July Celebrant News will be sent to all celebrants on our Newsletter subscribers list.

Workforce Development Agenda Item

Presented by CoCA to representatives of the Marriage Law and Celebrant Section on Thursday 14th April 2016 in Canberra.

How do ‘we’ plan for a future celebrant workforce that meets the needs of the marrying and ceremonial public and the career path objectives of the civil celebrant?

OFFER by Arthur J Gallagher (previously OAMPS)

What do you get for $129 - Only $99 for CoCA Association Members.

  • Public & Products Liability $20,000,000 each and every occurrence
Example: Client trips over your PA system which causes injury
  • Professional Indemnity $3,000,000 each and every occurrence and $6,000,000 in the aggregate during the period of insurance
Example: you forget to lodge a clients paperwork and they sue you for not fulfilling your duties

The Coalition of Celebrant Associations is an “association of associations”.  As such CoCA does not have individual celebrants as members, rather associations are members. Then member associations are represented by the delegates they nominate. However member associations accept individual celebrants as members, and all CoCA Associations have and/ or accept members from all states and territories around Australia.

If you join a CoCA association then you are linked  to CoCA as the peak body via your association.

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