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Civil Celebrant

Civil Celebrants conduct civil marriage ceremonies, funerals, commitment ceremonies, namings and other ceremonies, and maintains appropriate records.

Overview

Civil Celebrants conduct civil marriage ceremonies, funerals, commitment ceremonies, namings and other ceremonies, and maintains appropriate records.

Day-to-day

  • prepares ceremonies in conjunction with the client
  • performs civil marriage ceremonies, funerals, commitment ceremonies, namings and other ceremonies
  • maintains appropriate records.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • stressful.

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To become a Civil Celebrant

  • A certificate IV in Celebrancy is needed to perform marriages in Australia, but specific qualifications are not needed to perform other ceremonies.

    Take a Certificate IV in Celebrancy

  • Registration with the Attorney-General's Department is needed to perform marriages.

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