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 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marriage Regulations 2017 Australian Government

Administering agency

Attorney-General's Department

Marriage Celebrants Section

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Marriage Celebrants Section

Attorney-General's Department

Operating address: Robert Garran Offices
3 - 5 National Circuit
Barton, Australian Capital Territory 2600
Toll Free: 1800 550 343
Website: Marriage (Opens in new window)