As a Civil Marriage Celebrant in Australia

Since July 2014 all Marriage Celebrants are to be 'Registered' by the Commonwealth Attorney-Generals Department, and as such I hold an annual "Certficate of Registration" from the Commonwealth of Australia which authorises me to solemnise marriages according to the Marriage Act.

[note: New forms as of 1 September 2021]

Notice of Intended Marriage [PDF 883.06 KB]

Notice of Intended Marriage [DOCX 66.49 KB]

This website was update 10 December 2017 to reflect the new marriage law in Australia.


I live in Glen Osmond, South Australia, maintain a professional attachment to the University of South Australia, am a Justice of the Peace, authorised to conduct Marriages according to current Australian Commonwealth law, and in 2004 was awarded a Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy. In addition I am most pleased to provide a range of other associated services which are detailed on this website. This website contains a wide range of legal information, ideas for ceremonies, testimonials, and so on.

What are the fees?

It is important for you that you know what fees are involved and consequently they are listed 'up front'!

Marriage celebrants authorised by the Australian Government (see 'Fees' tab above) are entitled to charge for any services that they provide. Fees for weddings are not fixed and may vary from celebrant to celebrant. Ensure you reach an agreement on the fees before asking the celebrant to hold the date. You should also ensure that you understand what charges are non-refundable. You will find that there is a very large range in the fees charged by Celebrants. Please note that Celebrants are bound by the Trade Practices Act (July, 1996)

Services included in basic fees – readily available phone and email contact; consultations as required; appropriate preparation and submission of all forms; full advice and support for construction of your personalized ceremony; travel within 30km of my home; use of superior quality mobile wireless hand-held microphone, speaker, CD system, etc.

The fees listed on my website are current from 1 July 2010 - June 2020.

Locations for Ceremonies?

Ceremonies may be conducted anywhere! In 'Frequently Asked Questions' (see FAQs tab above) I have posted a list of some locations I attended in 2013/15.


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