Marriage Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 2)

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Marriage Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 2)1
Select Legislative Instrument 2009 No. 359
I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Marriage Act 1961.
Dated 14 December 2009
QUENTIN BRYCE
Governor-General
By Her Excellency’s Command
ROBERT McCLELLAND
Attorney-General
Contents
                        1     Name of Regulations                                                        2
                        2     Commencement                                                              2
                        3     Amendment of Marriage Regulations 1963                          2
                        4     Transitional                                                                     3
Schedule 1             Amendments commencing on day after registration     4
Schedule 2             Amendments commencing immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Marriage Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1)            15
 
 
 
 
1              Name of Regulations
                These Regulations are the Marriage Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 2).
2              Commencement
                These Regulations commence as follows:
                 (a)     on the day after they are registered — regulations 1 to 4 and Schedule 1;
                (b)     immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Marriage Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1) — Schedule 2.
3              Amendment of Marriage Regulations 1963
                Schedules 1 and 2 amend the Marriage Regulations 1963.
4              Transitional
         (1)   For a relevant person for the registration year 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010 (inclusive), subregulation 37M (6) of the Marriage Regulations 1963 applies as if:
                 (a)     a reference to a registration year were a reference to the period 1 September 2009 to 31 December 2010 (inclusive); and
                (b)     paragraph 37M (6) (a) were as follows:
                        ‘(a)    if the marriage celebrant has successfully completed a formal course of training in the 6 months immediately before his or her registration; or’.
         (2)   For paragraph (1) (b), the reference to a formal course of training includes:
                 (a)     a course or certificate mentioned in the definition of formal course of training in regulation 37F of the Marriage Regulations 1963 as in force immediately before the commencement of this regulation; and
                (b)     a course conducted by a university that leads to the award of a celebrancy qualification (however described) and includes all the units the Registrar determines in writing to be necessary for registration as a marriage celebrant.
         (3)   In this regulation:
relevant person means a person who:
                 (a)     is awarded a certificate or statement mentioned in paragraph 37G (2) (a), (c) or (d) of the Marriage Regulations 1963 (as in force on the commencement of this regulation) in the period 1 September 2009 to 31 December 2009 (inclusive); and
                (b)     applies to be registered as a marriage celebrant in accordance with section 39D (1) of the Act before 3 February 2010; and
                 (c)     is registered as a marriage celebrant under Subdivision C of Division 1 of Part IV of the Act.
Schedule 1        Amendments commencing on day after registration
(regulation 3)
 
[1]           Subregulation 4 (1), definition of registration year
substitute
registration year means a calendar year.
[2]           Regulation 37F, definition of formal course of training
substitute
formal course of training means:
                (a)    a course conducted by a university that includes the marriage celebrancy unit; or
               (b)    a course conducted by a university that includes all the units mentioned in paragraph 37G (2) (b) that are provided in accordance with the requirements mentioned in subregulation 37G (4); or
                (c)    a Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy awarded by a registered training organisation; or
               (d)    a course in marriage celebrancy conducted by a registered training organisation; or
                (e)    a Certificate IV in Celebrancy, awarded by a registered training organisation, that includes all the units mentioned in paragraph 37G (2) (e) that are provided in accordance with the requirements mentioned in subregulation 37G (4).
[3]           Subregulation 37G (1)
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Registrar
insert
Registrar of Marriage Celebrants
[4]           Subregulation 37G (2)
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         (2)   For paragraph (1) (a), the qualifications are as follows:
                (a)    a certificate (however described) awarded by a university before 1 January 2010, showing successful completion of a course conducted by the university that includes the marriage celebrancy unit;
               (b)    a celebrancy qualification (however described), awarded by a university, that includes all the units the Registrar determines to be necessary for registration as a marriage celebrant and are provided in accordance with the requirements mentioned in subregulation (4);
                (c)    a Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy awarded by a registered training organisation before 1 January 2010;
               (d)    a Statement of Attainment in the marriage celebrancy unit awarded by a registered training organisation before 1 January 2010;
                (e)    a Certificate IV in Celebrancy, awarded by a registered training organisation, that includes all the units the Registrar determines to be necessary for registration as a marriage celebrant and are provided in accordance with the requirements mentioned in subregulation (4).
[5]           After subregulation 37G (3)
insert
         (4)   For paragraphs (2) (b) and (e), the requirements are as follows:
                (a)    each unit must be delivered by a marriage celebrant having the qualifications, skills, training and experience as a marriage celebrant that the Registrar determines;
               (b)    each unit must not be delivered by a marriage celebrant against whom the Registrar is taking or has taken any disciplinary measure mentioned in section 39I (2) of the Act during the period that the Registrar determines;
                (c)    each unit must include all the materials that the Registrar determines must be used in the unit.
[6]           After regulation 37H
insert
37HA      Application for registration as a marriage celebrant — due date (Act, s 120)
                For paragraph 120 (c) of the Act, an application for registration as a marriage celebrant that relies on a qualification mentioned in paragraph 37G (2) (a), (c) or (d) must be given to the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants before 3 February 2010.
Note   The application must be a completed application — see subsection 39D (1) of the Act.
[7]           Subregulation 37I (4)
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[8]           Subregulation 37J (2)
substitute
         (2)   If the Registrar decides not to register a person as a marriage celebrant, the Registrar must, as soon as practicable, give the person a notice in accordance with Part B of Form 12B.
[9]           Regulation 37K
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[10]         Regulation 37M
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37M        Professional development (Act s 39G)
         (1)   For paragraph 39G (b) of the Act, as soon as practicable after the beginning of a registration year, the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants must publish on the Internet a list of professional development activities (including the kinds of activities and the providers of the activities) for the year.
Note   In addition to publishing the list of professional development activities on the Internet, the Registrar may publish the list in any other way the Registrar considers appropriate.
         (2)   The list must state which activities (if any, up to a maximum of 2) are compulsory for the year.
         (3)   At any time during a registration year, the Registrar may add another professional development activity (other than an activity that is to be compulsory) to the list for the year.
         (4)   A marriage celebrant must undertake, in each registration year, at least 2 professional development activities listed for the year.
         (5)   For subregulation (4), the professional development activities undertaken by a marriage celebrant in a registration year:
                (a)    may only be activities on the list for the year; and
               (b)    must include any activity that is compulsory for the year; and
                (c)    must take a total of not less than 5 hours to complete.
Note   A marriage celebrant may undertake more than the minimum requirements of professional development activities. However, any activity undertaken in a registration year in excess of the minimum requirements will not count towards the marriage celebrant’s obligation under this subregulation for other registration years.
         (6)   However, a marriage celebrant need not comply with subregulation (4) for a registration year:
                (a)    if:
                          (i)    the marriage celebrant has successfully completed a formal course of training (before or after the person is registered as a marriage celebrant) in a registration year (the stated registration year); and
                         (ii)    the registration year is the stated registration year or the first or second registration year after the stated registration year; or
               (b)    if:
                          (i)    before the end of the registration year, the marriage celebrant applies, in writing, to the Registrar for exemption from undertaking any professional development activity required by subregulation (4) for the registration year; and
                         (ii)    the Registrar grants the exemption.
         (7)   The Registrar may only grant an exemption mentioned in paragraph (6) (b) if the Registrar is satisfied on reasonable grounds that granting the exemption is justified because of exceptional circumstances.
[11]         Paragraph 37N (1) (e)
omit
[12]         Paragraph 37P (b)
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[13]         Schedule 1, Form 4
substitute
Form 4        Notice of application to judge or magistrate for consent to marry
(subregulation 12 (2))
Commonwealth of Australia
Marriage Act 1961
NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO JUDGE OR MAGISTRATE FOR CONSENT TO MARRY
                                                           No.                                  of 20         .
                                                           In the matter of an application under
                                                           section 16 of the Marriage Act 1961
                                                           by (full name)                                   .
 
I, (full name, address and occupation), who was born on the (date and year), give notice that I intend to make application under section 16 of the Marriage Act 1961 to a Judge or Magistrate for (the State or Territory) for his or her consent to my proposed marriage with (full name, address and occupation), who was born on the (date and year), in place of the consent of (full name and address), who is my (state person’s relationship with you eg mother. For the list of people whose consent is required, see the Schedule to the Marriage Act 1961).
     2. My (state person mentioned above eg mother) refused to consent to my marriage.
or
     2. An application under section 15 of the Marriage Act 1961 to dispense with the consent of my (state person mentioned above eg mother) was refused by (person’s name) on the (date and year).
     3. No other person is required to consent to my proposed marriage.
or
     3. The consent of (full name and address), who is my (state person’s relationship with you eg father. For the list of people whose consent is required, see the Schedule to the Marriage Act 1961), is also required to my proposed marriage.
     4. (If consent to the proposed marriage has been given by or in place of another person, state here.)
     5. (In this and subsequent paragraphs state any other particulars required by regulation 12.)
     *6. A certificate signed by a marriage counsellor certifying that I have received counselling from him or her in relation to my proposed marriage is annexed.
or
     *6. Counselling by a marriage counsellor is not reasonably available to me because (state reason).
     *(include this paragraph if someone else’s consent is required for your proposed marriage ie you include the 2nd paragraph 3 in this application) I also give notice that application is to be made, contingent on the Judge or Magistrate giving his or her consent to the proposed marriage in place of the consent of my (state person mentioned above eg mother), for the consent of the Judge or Magistrate to the proposed marriage in place of the consent of (state full name of person mentioned in paragraph 3).
Dated (date and year).
 
(Applicant’s signature)
*Leave out if inapplicable
[14]         Schedule 1, Form 7, paragraphs 5 and 6
substitute
     5. Particulars of the exceptional and unusual circumstances alleged to justify the making of an order under section 12 of the Act are as follows:
[15]         Schedule 1, Form 12A
after
Please attach additional pages if there is insufficient space in this form. Any documentation required by this form to be provided as evidence must be the original or a certified copy of the document.
insert
If your application is based on a qualification that must be awarded before 1 January 2010 (see Part B of this form, below), you MUST complete this application and give it to the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants before 3 February 2010 (see regulation 37HA of the Marriage Regulations 1963).
[16]         Schedule 1, Form 12A
omit
Please tick the qualification on which your application is based.
o    Certificate (however described) awarded by a university, showing successful completion of a course conducted by the university that includes the marriage celebrancy unit*
o    Celebrancy qualification (however described) awarded by a university, that includes all the units the Registrar determines in writing to be necessary for registration as a marriage celebrant*
o    Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy awarded by a registered training organisation*
o    Statement of Attainment in the marriage celebrancy unit* awarded by a registered training organisation*
o    Certificate IV in Celebrancy awarded by a registered training organisation, that includes all the units the Registrar determines in writing to be necessary for registration as a marriage celebrant*
*   For the meaning of Certificate IV in Celebrancy, marriage celebrancy unit and registered training organisation, see regulation 37F of the Regulations.
 
Please note: You must provide evidence of your qualification, showing the organisation awarding the qualification.
substitute
Please tick the qualification on which your application is based. If you tick the 1st, 3rd or 4th box, you MUST complete this application and give it to the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants before 3 February 2010 (see regulation 37HA of the Marriage Regulations 1963).
o    Certificate (however described) awarded by a university before 1 January 2010, showing successful completion of a course conducted by the university that includes the marriage celebrancy unit*
o    Celebrancy qualification (however described) awarded by a university, that includes all the units the Registrar determines to be necessary for registration as a marriage celebrant, provided in accordance with the requirements about the marriage celebrants delivering the units, and the materials used in the units, that are determined by the Registrar*
o    Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy awarded by a registered training organisation* before 1 January 2010
o    Statement of Attainment in the marriage celebrancy unit* awarded by a registered training organisation* before 1 January 2010
o    Certificate IV in Celebrancy awarded by a registered training organisation, that includes all the units the Registrar determines to be necessary for registration as a marriage celebrant, provided in accordance with the requirements about the marriage celebrants delivering the units, and the materials used in the units, that are determined by the Registrar*
*   For the meaning of Certificate IV in Celebrancy, marriage celebrancy unit and registered training organisation, see regulation 37F of the Regulations. For more information about determinations made by the Registrar, see regulation 37G of the Regulations.
 
Please note: You must provide a certified copy of your qualification, showing the organisation awarding the qualification. For a celebrancy qualification (however described) awarded by a university or a Certificate IV in Celebrancy awarded by a registered training organisation, your qualification must state that you have completed the units necessary for registration, the names of the marriage celebrants delivering those units and that all the required materials were used in those units.
[17]         Schedule 1, Form 12B
substitute
Form 12B   Notification of decision in relation to application for registration as a marriage celebrant
(regulation 37J)
Commonwealth of Australia
Marriage Act 1961
NOTIFICATION OF DECISION IN RELATION TO APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A MARRIAGE CELEBRANT
TO: (applicant’s name) of (address)
I, the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants, having received your application dated (date of application) under section 39D of the Marriage Act 1961 for registration as a marriage celebrant, notify you as follows:
(Complete Part A or B, as applicable, and strike out the inapplicable Part)
PART A
1.       I am satisfied, on the basis of the information in your application, that you are entitled to be registered as a marriage celebrant.
2.       You have been registered as a marriage celebrant on (date of registration).
OR
PART B
1.       I am not satisfied that you are entitled to be registered as a marriage celebrant. My reasons for this decision are as follows (set out reasons):
2.       You have the right under section 39J of the Marriage Act 1961 to apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a review of this decision.
(signature)
REGISTRAR OF MARRIAGE CELEBRANTS
Date:
[18]         Schedule 1, Form 12C
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Schedule 2        Amendments commencing immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Marriage Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1)
(regulation 3)
 
[1]           Regulation 37F, definition of formal course of training
substitute
formal course of training means:
                (a)    a celebrancy qualification (however described) from a university, mentioned in a determination under regulation 37G, that includes all the units mentioned in subparagraph 37G (1) (a) (i) that are provided in accordance with the requirements mentioned in subregulation 37G (2); or
               (b)    a Certificate IV in Celebrancy, awarded by a registered training organisation, that includes all the units mentioned in subparagraph 37G (1) (a) (ii) that are provided in accordance with the requirements mentioned in subregulation 37G (2).
[2]           Regulation 37G
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37G         Qualifications and skills required for registration as a marriage celebrant (Act s 39C)
         (1)   For paragraph 39C (1) (b) of the Act, the determination must require the person to have:
                (a)    either:
                          (i)    a celebrancy qualification (however described) from a university, mentioned in the determination, that includes all the units the Registrar determines to be necessary for registration as a marriage celebrant and are provided in accordance with the requirements mentioned in subregulation (2); or
                         (ii)    a Certificate IV in Celebrancy, awarded by a registered training organisation, that includes all the units the Registrar determines to be necessary for registration as a marriage celebrant and are provided in accordance with the requirements mentioned in subregulation (2); or
               (b)    the following skills:
                          (i)    fluency in an indigenous language;
                         (ii)    ability to liaise with clients and, if appropriate, the indigenous community in planning a marriage ceremony;
                         (iii)    ability to conduct a marriage ceremony, and to register a marriage, as required under the Act (including completing the required documentation);
                        (iv)    ability to communicate effectively.
         (2)   For paragraph (1) (a), the requirements are as follows:
                (a)    each unit must be delivered by a marriage celebrant having the qualifications, skills, training and experience as a marriage celebrant that the Registrar determines;
               (b)    each unit must not be delivered by a marriage celebrant against whom the Registrar is taking or has taken any disciplinary measure mentioned in section 39I (2) of the Act during the period that the Registrar determines;
                (c)    each unit must include all the materials that the Registrar determines must be used in the unit.
[3]           Schedule 1, Form 12A
substitute
Form 12A   Application for registration as a marriage celebrant
(regulation 37H)
MARRIAGE CELEBRANT APPLICATION FORM
Privacy note: This application form (including any documentation required by this form) will be used to assess your suitability for registration as a marriage celebrant under section 39D of the Marriage Act 1961 (the Act). If your application is successful, the information you provided in Schedule 2 will be included in the register of marriage celebrants published on the Internet. If your application is unsuccessful and you exercise your right to appeal the decision not to register you, a copy of your application will, if required, be forwarded to the appropriate tribunal.
 
Please complete the following in BLOCK letters
 
Please attach additional pages if there is insufficient space in this form. Any documentation required by this form to be provided as evidence must be the original or a certified copy of the document. However, if this form states that the original document must be provided, you must provide that document.
 
A.      Personal details
 
Title
First name
Surname

 
 
 
 

Gender:             Male o Female o
 
Date of birth
 
 
 
 

 
Day
Month
Year

 
Principal residential address                   Contact details
 
Telephone:

 
Fax:

 
Mobile:

 
Email:

YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU UNLESS IT INCLUDES ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
 
Please note: You must provide evidence of your principal residential address.
 
 
Postal address (if different from above)
 
 
 
Have you previously been an authorised celebrant in Australia?
 
Yes o No o

 

If yes, provide full details (including your previous registration or authorisation number, and the date when, and the circumstances under which, you ceased to be an authorised celebrant).
________________________________________________________________
 
________________________________________________________________
 
Please note: You must provide evidence of your cessation as an authorised celebrant.

 
 
 
 
B.      Qualifications, skills and knowledge of the law
 
You cannot be registered as a marriage celebrant unless you have at least 1 of the qualifications mentioned in paragraph 37G (1) (a) of the Marriage Regulations 1963 (the Regulations), or all the skills mentioned in paragraph 37G (1) (b) of the Regulations.
 
(a)      Qualifications
 
Complete this section if you wish to be considered for registration on the basis of a qualification. You DO NOT need to complete this section if you complete section (b) (Skills) below.
YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU UNLESS IT INCLUDES ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
Please tick the qualification on which your application is based.
o    Celebrancy qualification (however described) from a university, mentioned in the determination, that includes all the units the Registrar determines to be necessary for registration as a marriage celebrant, provided in accordance with the requirements about the marriage celebrants delivering the units, and the materials used in the units, that are determined by the Registrar
o    Certificate IV in Celebrancy awarded by a registered training organisation, that includes all the units the Registrar determines to be necessary for registration as a marriage celebrant, provided in accordance with the requirements about the marriage celebrants delivering the units, and the materials used in the units, that are determined by the Registrar*
*   For the meaning of Certificate IV in Celebrancy and registered training organisation, see regulation 37F of the Regulations. For more information about determinations made by the Registrar, see regulation 37G of the Regulations.
 
Please note: You must provide a certified copy of your qualification, showing the organisation awarding the qualification. Your qualification must state that you have completed the units necessary for registration, the names of the marriage celebrants delivering those units and that all the required materials were used in those units.
 
(b)      Skills
 
Complete this section if you wish to be considered for registration on the basis of your skills in an indigenous language. You DO NOT need to complete this section if you complete section (a) (Qualifications) above.
 
Ø      In what indigenous language(s) are you fluent?
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU UNLESS IT INCLUDES ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
Ø      Provide details showing your ability to liaise with clients and, if appropriate, the indigenous community in planning a marriage ceremony (for example, outline the kind of matters that you would need to take into account, and the approach you would use, in liaising with your clients and the community).
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Ø      Provide details showing your ability to conduct a marriage ceremony, and to register a marriage, as required under the Act (for example, list the things you would have to do as a marriage celebrant to conduct a marriage ceremony and to register a marriage).
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
 
Ø      Provide details showing your ability to communicate effectively.
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
 
YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU UNLESS IT INCLUDES ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
(c)      Knowledge of the law relating to the solemnisation of marriages
 
You will need to answer written questions that will be sent to you by the Registrar after the Registrar receives this application form from you. The questions will be directed to establishing your knowledge of the law relating to the solemnisation of marriages by marriage celebrants. (See paragraph 39C (2) (a) of the Act.). This application is not completed until you answer the questions and send the answers to the Registrar. (See subsection 39D (1) of the Act.).
 
 
C.      Relationship support services — knowledge and commitment
 
The following questions are directed to establishing your knowledge about relationship support services in your region, and your commitment to advising couples of the availability of those services. (See paragraph 39C (2) (b) of the Act.)
 
Identify the organisations that provide relationship support services (including distance services) for couples in your region. For each organisation, include its name, address and other contact details. ________________________________
 
________________________________________________________________
 
________________________________________________________________
 
 
For each organisation, describe the major relationship support services offered by the organisation (including availability of the services). _________________
 
________________________________________________________________
 
________________________________________________________________
 
________________________________________________________________
 
________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU UNLESS IT INCLUDES ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
D.      Community standing
 
The following questions are directed to establishing your standing in the community. (See paragraph 39C (2) (c) of the Act.)
 
Ø      Provide full details of your community involvement (for example, identify the community organisation(s) with which you are involved, and describe your role in each organisation and the activities (including volunteer activities) you undertake in that role)._______________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
Ø      Are you fluent enough in a language other than English (and, if applicable, other than the indigenous language(s) mentioned in Part B of this form) to conduct a wedding ceremony in that language?
 
Yes o No o
 
If yes, identify the other language(s) that you are fluent enough in.
 
Other language(s)

 

 

 
For each language identified, indicate your level of fluency (for example, are you a native speaker or do you have a NAATI* qualification as an interpreter?) and, if possible, provide evidence of your fluency.
 
*   National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters.
 
 
 
 
YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU UNLESS IT INCLUDES ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
E.       Convictions for offences — statutory declaration
 
Please provide a statutory declaration* stating whether or not you have been convicted of an offence, punishable by imprisonment for 1 year or longer, against a law of the Commonwealth, a State or Territory. (See paragraph 39C (2) (d) of the Act.)
 
*   A statutory declaration must be made in accordance with the Commonwealth Statutory Declarations Act 1959 and Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993. The statutory declaration form is set out in those Regulations (see http://www.comlaw.gov.au). The form is also available at http://www.ag.gov.au/statdec and at most post offices and newsagencies.
 
Note   Nothing in this application form affects the operation of Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 (relieving a person, in certain circumstances, from the requirement to disclose spent convictions, and requiring persons aware of those convictions to disregard them).
 
 
 
F.       Business interests and other interests
 
The following questions are directed to establishing whether you have an actual or potential conflict of interest between your proposed practice as a marriage celebrant and your business or other interests. They are also directed to establishing whether your registration as a marriage celebrant would be likely to result in you gaining a benefit in respect of another business that you own, control or carry out. (See paragraphs 39C (2) (e) and (f) of the Act.)
 
Ø      What is your occupation?________________________________________
 
Ø      If you are employed, provide the name and contact details of your employer._____________________________________________________
 
Ø      If you own or run a business, provide details of the nature of your business. _____________________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU UNLESS IT INCLUDES ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
Ø      Does your employment or business have any connection with marriage celebrancy or the wedding industry? If so, provide full details.___________
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
Ø      Would your registration as a marriage celebrant be likely to result in you gaining a commercial or financial benefit in respect of any other business that you own, control or carry out? If so, provide full details.____________
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
_____________________________________________________________
 
 
 
G.      Obligations as a marriage celebrant — undertakings
 
The following requirement is directed to satisfying the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants that you will fulfil the obligations under section 39G of the Act. (See paragraph 39C (2) (g) of the Act.)
 
Please complete the undertakings set out in Schedule 1.
 
 
H.      Other matters
 
Are there other skills, qualifications or attributes you wish the Registrar to consider in assessing your application? (See paragraph 39C (2) (h) of the Act.) If so, provide full details.____________________________________________
 
________________________________________________________________
 
________________________________________________________________
 
________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU UNLESS IT INCLUDES ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
I.        Referee reports
 
Please provide 3 referee reports that have been prepared specifically for this application. Each referee must have known you for at least 2 years, but must not be a member of your family. Each referee report must be the original document (not a copy), must be signed and dated by the referee and must be in the referee’s own words.
 
Each referee report must address EACH the following:
 
·     the length and nature of the referee’s relationship with you
·     your commitment to the central importance of the institution of marriage in society
·     your knowledge of the availability of relationship support services in your region
·     your commitment to advising couples about the availability of relationship support services in your region
·     your standing in the community (including your involvement in the community through professional or volunteer activities)
·     your personal integrity and ethical standards
·     the referee’s knowledge of any other qualities or attributes that you have that would support your application for registration as a marriage celebrant
 
 
J.       Register of marriage celebrants
 
Please complete Schedule 2. This is required for the purpose of entering your details in the register of marriage celebrants if your application is successful.
 
 
 
 
K.      Attachments — checklist
 
Please ensure that you have attached the following documents as required by this application form:
 
o     evidence of your principal residential address
 
YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU UNLESS IT INCLUDES ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
o      evidence of your cessation as an authorised celebrant (if applicable)
 
o     evidence of your qualification (if applicable)
 
o     evidence of your fluency in a language other than English and the indigenous language(s) (if any) mentioned in Part B of this form (if applicable)
 
o     the statutory declaration about whether or not you have been          convicted of an offence
 
o     3 referee reports
 
 
 
L.       Signature
 
I declare that the statements in this application (including the Schedules and attachments to this application) are true in every detail.
Note   Paragraph 39I (1) (e) of the Act provides that the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants may take disciplinary measures against you if the Registrar is satisfied that this application was known by you to be false or misleading in a material particular. See also section 136.1 of the Criminal Code which deals with false or misleading statements in applications.
 
Applicant’s signature:
 
Date:
 
 
 
YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU UNLESS IT INCLUDES ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
Schedule 1            Undertakings relating to obligations under section 39G of the Marriage Act 1961
 
×     I give my assurance that I have read and understood the Code of Practice prescribed by the Marriage Regulations 1963 (the Regulations).
 
×     If registered as a marriage celebrant, I will:
 
×     conduct myself in accordance with the Code of Practice, display the Code of Practice in a prominent place for potential clients to view, and make a copy for any potential client who asks for one; and
 
×     undertake all professional development activities as required by the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants in accordance with the Regulations; and
 
×     notify the Registrar, in writing, within 30 days of any change to my details entered in the register of marriage celebrants or any event that might have caused the Registrar not to have registered me if the event had occurred before I was registered.
 
 
______________________________
Name
 
 
 
______________________________            ______________________________
Signature                                              Date
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU UNLESS IT INCLUDES ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
Schedule 2            Register of marriage celebrants
 
Please provide the following information which, as required by the Marriage Regulations 1963, will be included in the register of marriage celebrants published on the Internet, if you are successful in your application for registration as a marriage celebrant.
 
Title
 
Full name
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

Contact details
 
 

Address:
 
Tel:
 
 

 
Fax:
 
 

 
Mobile:
 
 

 
Email:
 
 

 
Do you propose to conduct religious ceremonies? Yes o No o
 
If yes, identify the name of the religious organisation(s) under the authority of which you propose to conduct the religious ceremonies.

Name of religious organisation(s)

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
Note
1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.
 

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