Coalition of Celebrant Associations

Australia’s Peak Celebrant Body

What is CoCA?

What CoCA is:

The Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) Inc is the peak body for celebrancy in Australia being:

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 must operate and be accountable to its member associations.

  • CoCA Inc brings together the combined wisdom of association delegates selected on the basis of ability and knowledge to address celebrant concerns. It is made up of articulate, well-informed, problem-solving, experienced celebrants.

  • CoCA uses a number of strategies to keep abreast of matters affecting celebrants - research from a range of information sources, surveys, newsletters, and opportunities for input and feedback via its website

  • CoCA makes submissions to government and other bodies as appropriate on a range of matters affecting celebrants;

  • CoCA supports processes to ensure quality training and professional development of celebrants

  • Two delegates from each member association meet electronically (by CoCA online forums and telephone conferences) throughout the year and meet twice a year in face to face meetings in Canberra, usually in conjunction with the AGD Associations Meeting.

  • Member celebrant associations  also work together in order to present concerns and offer solutions to the AGD (Attorney-General’s Department) & consult with the AGD regarding Australia’s marriage celebrant program. (Administration and management of the marriage celebrant program rests entirely with the AGD). 

    This includes CoCA Inc representatives attending the Attorney-General's Department's biannual meetings between the Attorney-General’s Department and Commonwealth Marriage Celebrants’ Associations and Networks
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