Coalition of Celebrant Associations

Australia’s Peak Celebrant Body

CoCA 2016 National Celebrant Survey

Independent celebrants are invited to offer their interpretion of the CoCA National Celebrant 2016 Survey data.

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  • Comment Link Rona Goold Thursday, 21 July 2016 21:37

    Based on your figures it would appear that only 20% of celebrants answered the 2016 survey which gives an indication of the level of dissatisfaction amongst celebrants and is certainly a wake up that should be taken to the Ag's Dept. Surely now more than ever is a clear picture of why the celebrant registration fee should be abolished and a Marriage Licence Fee adopted like almost every other western country, which based on a fee of $100.00 x by the number of annual wedding ceremonies would be more financially rewarding than slugging celebrants who have declared they are not making a viable return for their investment, plus it is time a ceiling cap was placed on the numbers as was in place in the early 2000's. Let's have some initiative about the current ill conceived situation as the number of celebrants I speak to Australia wide are not happy and if unhappiness is the feeling nation wide the system is broken and needs an injection of clearly defined corrective measures now.


  • Comment Link Rona Goold Thursday, 21 July 2016 21:17

    1. What was the purpose of the survey?

    COCA RESPONSE: CoCA's aims are to advise government about the future development of independent celebrants need's for training, continuing education and workforce development:

    2. How will the survey results be interpreted? and by whom?

    COCA RESPONSE: The CoCA delegates will compare the data collected by this survey with data from government and other sources, past and present, and prepare a report.

    3.. What will the survey results be used for?

    COCA RESPONSE: See the answer to your question 1.

    4. What is the long-term benefit for celebrants from this?

    COCA RESPONSE: CoCA objects have been formulated for a number of long term benefits:

    See About CoCA > CoCA Objects

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