Explained: Are ‘Marriage Celebrants’ And ‘Civil Celebrants’ The Same?

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Generally, registered marriage celebrants and registered civil celebrants are one and the same. However, most celebrants refer to themselves as a ‘marriage’ celebrant as opposed to a ‘civil’ celebrant. This is where people can become confused. Civil marriage ceremonies are the only civil ceremonies in Australia that require celebrants to be registered by the Commonwealth …