Code of Practice for Marriage Celebrants - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to practice as a marriage celebrant in Australia.

The code describes the industry standards for marriage celebrants in Australia and details how celebrants must maintain a high standard of service and professional conduct in compliance with current legislation, and gives a range of requirements for the conduct of marriage ceremonies.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Marriage Act 1961 AG

Regulation(s) name

Marriage Regulations 2018 AG

Administering agency

Attorney-General's Department

Marriage Law and Celebrant Section

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries Officer

Marriage Law and Celebrant Section

Attorney-General's Department

Phone: 1800 550 343
Phone: 02 6141 3111
Fax: 02 6141 3246