Coalition of Celebrant Associations

Australia’s Peak Celebrant Body

2019 National survey - additional feedback

CoCA Inc Survey of Independent Celebrants 2019

From the 19th February until midnight the 31st March 2019, the Coalition of Celebrant Associations is surveying independent marriage and other ceremonies celebrants.

Read more here.

The survey does ask for general feedback about the Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant Program.

Q27 The Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant Program is regulated by the Marriage Law and Celebrant Section (MLCS) of the Attorney-General's Department. 

Do you have any concerns, recommendations or comments to make about the Program itself or the Department’s management of the Program?

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  • Comment Link Rona Goold Friday, 08 March 2019 14:03

    An area of increasing concern which I'm not sure I mentioned in the survey is the cost of OPD.

    Many celebrants make very little money from their work, and the cost of OPD is an issue for people. With the cost of registration relative to the amount earned by many celebrants, and the cost to full time professionals in other areas such as nurses and teachers, and OPD costs on top of it, it is a significant cost in the context of a low annual income.

    For some celebrants it's almost equal to their fee for a Marriage Ceremony.

    I believe there needs to be oversight of trends in OPD to make sure trainers are not making unreasonable profits. I have been involved in the area of professional development in my career, so I am aware of the need for it, excellent quality etc.


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