Coalition of Celebrant Associations

Australia’s Peak Celebrant Body

About CoCA

Also See: CoCA associations – in summary

What CoCA is: The Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) Inc is the peak body for celebrancy in Australia being: the only association of celebrant associations in Australia and the only association with these specific aims in its consitution to promote celebrancy and the advancement of the celebrancy profession in Australia. One of CoCA’s aims is to engage with the Attorney-General and the Department on Marriage Celebrant Program issues. Things to know about The Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) Inc: The Coalition of Celebrant Associations Inc. is a non-profit incorporated association, which means it has a legal structure by which the association…
CoCA Inc Member Associations: Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of Victoria Inc – ACMCV Inc Australian Marriage Celebrants Inc – AMC Inc Celebrants Australia Inc CAI Inc The Celebrants Network Inc International College of Celebrancy Association – ICCA  Marriage Celebrants Australia Inc – MCA Inc Professional Celebrants Association Incorporated – PCA Inc Association Civil Marriage Celebrants NSW & ACT – ACMC NSW/ACT Inc Association Civil Marriage Celebrant SA – ACMSA Inc Alliance of Celebrants Queensland Inc – ACQ Inc Riverina Marriage Celebrant Association – RMCA Inc
Each of the CoCA Associations nominates up to two delegates to represent the association at CoCA Current delegates are listed below Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of Victoria Inc – ACMCV Web - www.marriagecelebrants-victoria.org.au Marianne Macartney - 0413 538 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dawn Dickson - 0412 613 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Australian Marriage Celebrants Inc – AMCWeb – www.marriagecelebrants.org.au Craig Moran - 0417 584 156 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. To be advised Alliance of Celebrants Queensland – ACQ Web - www.acq.org.au Karen Rose - 0412 453 198 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Gary Rose - 0401 471037 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Celebrants Australia Inc – CAI  Web – www.celebrantsaustralia.asn.au Judy Brooks – 0417 551 045…
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 in 2008 from  a long held desire by 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).  The first National Council achieved some success, but difficulties in reaching agreement amongst all celebrants and associations saw this council evolve into the current peak body at the invitation of the The Hon Robert McClelland, MP and Commonwealth Attorney-General. 13 associations became part of the foundation group. Delegates were appointed by these associations…
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    …
Specific Goals for the next Decade - Revised 2018 Cost Recovery for Marriage Celebrants Commonwealth marriage celebrant’s annual fees for regulation to be used transparently, effectively, and efficiently and not greater than that able to be delivered by a non-government agency, and evidenced by the fees remaining the same annual level (CPI adjusted) or decreased. The expertise of marriage celebrant practitioners to be effectively used to ensure that the Attorney-General's department services are relevant and necessary for the delivery of marriage services to the Australia public by marriage celebrant professionals. The State and Territory Registry Offices to ensure that the registration of…
July 2019  Administration of meetings between the Attorney-General’s Department and Commonwealth Marriage Celebrants’ Associations and Networks Preamble The purpose of the Marriage Celebrants Programme (the programme) is to apply appropriate scrutiny to both aspiring and current marriage celebrants; support the availability of services across Australia; and regulate celebrant performance to ensure professional, knowledgeable and legally correct services are to be delivered to marrying couples. The Attorney‑General’s Department (AGD) will continue to review and update the policies and legislation underpinning the programme, where appropriate, to achieve these outcomes. AGD acknowledges that celebrant associations/networks are well‑positioned to provide views on the potential impact of…
Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) - 16th Otober 2008 Aim: to establish a collective unified representation of marriage celebrants to the Attorney-General and to the Attorney-General’s Department.
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