Coalition of Celebrant Associations

Australia’s Peak Celebrant Body


Civil Celebrancy – A changing profession Civil Celebrancy continues to outgrow religious Celebrancy in weddings and is increasing in popularity for funerals The ‘Baby Boomers’ generation turning 60 until mid 2020s and 70 until mid 2030s Australia has an aging population making the funeral industry a growth industry Only  Commonwealth celebrants are required to pay the mandatory annual cost recovery registration fees introduced by Attorney-General’s Department in 2014 There are concerns that state-based BDM departments will compete for civil celebrancy work outside their registry offices. This has happened in NSW, with the BDM staff now conducting weddings in non-government buildings,…
Conflict of Interest Scenarios The Marriage Law and Celebrants Section (ML&CS) of the Attorney-General’s department (AGD) is requesting feedback on a number of conflict of interest scenarios. The purpose of this feedback is to provide input to the review of Conflict of Interest provisions and to assist clarification and guidelines.
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