Coalition of Celebrant Associations

Australia’s Peak Celebrant Body

About the CoCA

What CoCA is: The Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) is a group of associations under one banner and is recognised by the Attorney General (AG), the Attorney General’s Department and the Marriage Law & Celebrant Section (MLCS) as the Peak Body for Commonwealth marriage celebrants. One of CoCA’s aims is to engage with the Attorney-General and the Department on Marriage Celebrant Program issues.
Background to the Protocol 1.    With the support of the Attorney-General, the Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) was established on 16 October 2008 as the peak representative body for Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants.
CoCA Inc Member Associations: Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of Victoria Inc – ACMCV Australian Marriage Celebrants Inc – AMC Celebrants Australia Inc CAI Civil Celebrations Network (CCN) Incorporated - CCN International College of Celebrancy Association – ICCA Marriage Celebrants Australia Inc – MCA Professional Celebrants Association Incorporated – PCA Association Civil Marriage Celebrants NSW & ACT – ACMC NSW/ACT Association Civil Marriage Celebrant SA – ACMSA Alliance of Celebrants Queensland Inc – ACQ Riverina Marriage Celebrant Association – RMCA
Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of Victoria Inc – ACMCV Web - www.marriagecelebrants-victoria.org.au CoCA Delegates: Lyn Knorr 0412 987 899 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dawn Dickson 0412 613 853 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Australian Marriage Celebrants Inc – AMCWeb – www.marriagecelebrants.org.au CoCA Delegates: Craig Moran 0417 584 156 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Lammond - 0409 399 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Alliance of Celebrants Queensland – ACQ Web - www.acq.org.au CoCA Delegates: Liz Pforr – 0418 875 329 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Karen Rose - 0412 453 198 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Celebrants Australia Inc – CAI Web – www.celebrantsaustralia.asn.au CoCA Delegates: Judy Brooks – 0417 551 045 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Anders - 0418 564 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Celebrations Network Incorporated – CCN…
Constitution: (ii) Objects of the Association 1. To raise the standard of the quality of registered marriage and other ceremonies offered to the Australian community by celebrants, especially those appointed under the Marriage Act 1961. 2. To advise the Federal Government on: (a) the training, implementation, maintenance and review of the Marriage Act, Regulations and Marriage Celebrant Program, and other appropriate legislation, (b) the strategies for raising and reviewing standards of services offered by celebrants, (c) the needs and concerns of registered celebrants and others appointed under the Marriage Act 1961, (d) related issues that affect registered celebrants. (3) To…
History of CoCA CoCA Inc came into existence from a long held desire by marriage celebrants and their associations to have a representative group putting their concerns directly to the Attorney-General and the Attorney General’s Department (originally the Registrar of Celebrants and the Marriage Celebrant Section).
Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) Aim: to establish a collective unified representation of marriage celebrants to the Attorney-General and to the Attorney-General’s Department.
The Constitution of the  Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) Incorporated Incorporation Number: INC9895004 Contents Preamble Guiding principles Objects of the association Download as a PDF. Part 1 – Preliminary Definitions Part 2 – Membership Page Page 4 4 Membership  qualifications     Nomination for membership     Cessation of membership Membership entitlements not transferable Page 5 Resignation of membership     Register of members Fees and subscriptions     Members’  liabilities     Disciplining of members Right of appeal of disciplined member Page 7 Part 3 – The Association Page 8 Constitution and membership Election of office Bearers    …
The Marriage Act 1961 1. The Marriage Act is reviewed and revised, on a periodic basis, to ensure the basic requirements for legal marriage are present in every wedding ceremony whether the ceremony is a religious or a civil one. 2. The Marriage Vows for all marriage couples to be in plain English and modernised from the 1836 version upon which they were based to ensure the parties to the marriage state clearly "― I, A (or B.), take you, B (or A ), to be my wife (or husband or spouse) or words to that effect. 3. The Marriage…
As a coalition of associations, CoCA does not have a hierarchial structure. Office bearers take on tasks on behalf of all CoCA Associations, however do not have executive status. Chair:Dorothy Harrison(08) 9495 4092 or 0419 939 733 chair @ coalitionofcelebrantsassociations.org.au Vice-Chair:Liz Pforr 0418 875 329 vicechair @ coalitionofcelebrantsassociations.org.au Secretary:Rona Goold02 4885 2393 (best) or 0419 498 768 secretary @ coalitionofcelebrantsassociations.org.au Treasurer:Judy Brooks0417 551 045 treasurer @ coalitionofcelebrantsassociations.org.au Public Officer:Marion Way 0438 312 835
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