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 Commonwealth-registered marriage 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.

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.