Coalition of Celebrant Associations

Australia’s Peak Celebrant Body

Marriage Amendment Bills before Parliament

Senate Inquiry Calls For Written Submission by 26th April 2013

Celebrants can make a difference to these Bills supporting CoCA’s recommendations and submitting your views

  • via electronic form submitted online or
  • sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as an attached Adobe PDF or MS Word format document. (must include full postal address and contact details), or
  • written submission postedsee further details below.
Associations and individual celebrants wishing to make submissions are reminded to keep arguments unemotional, credible and give evidence, grammar and spell check, do NOT tick private and ensure points relate directly to matters raised in the Bills, Explanatory material or introduce links or arguments showing the relationship to matters raised in the Bills.

The Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill and the Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Bill have been referred to the Senate Standing Committee for Legal and Constitutional Affairs for consideration and report. 

The Senate Committee is  due to report  to parliament by 18 June 2013.

Further information is available on the parliament house website:

Written Submissions to

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600 Australia
  • Summary of Proposed Changes – Marriage Amendment Bills and Explanatory Material 
  • Exempted Marriage Celebrants
  • Explanatory Memorandum – Proposed Marriage Amendment Bills
  • Coalition of Celebrant Association submission on Cost Recovery and Increased Professionalism
  • Coalition of Celebrant Association submission to Commonwealth Dept. Finance – Review of Cost Recovery Guidelines
  • CoCA Response to AGD August 2012 Discussion Paper
  • Implementation of CoCA recommendations by MLCS Cost Recovery measures
  • Argumentative  points
  • Discussion
  • Other options to raise funds
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