The Alliance of Celebrants Queensland Inc. (ACQ) is Queensland’s largest membership based association of celebrants who conduct a variety of ceremonies including marriages, baby namings, renewal of vows, commitment ceremonies, milestone events and funerals.
Congratulations to all our lovely couples who are recently engaged and embarking on a very exciting and special time of their lives. Our members are committed to providing the highest level of service to all couples and families in creating memorable ceremonies whilst respecting cultural differences, family traditions and values. Our celebrants are also dedicated to completing annual Ongoing Professional Development and upholding the Code of Practice which states that “a marriage celebrant must recognise the social, cultural and legal significance of marriage and the marriage ceremony in the Australian community, and the importance of strong and respectful family relationships.”
The Alliance of Celebrants Queensland Inc. actively encourages all couples to choose a celebrant from a professional organisation such as ours. Our Alliance is a member of the Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA) who meet twice yearly in Canberra, formerly recognised by the Attorney-General’s Department Marriage Law and Celebrant Section. Our Vice President is also currently the Vice Chair of CoCA so you can be assured your organisation members are well informed and up to date with any changes to the law.
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Our AGM & first Ongoing Professional Development day for 2017 was held Sunday, 12th March at Robertson’s Gardens, 281 Kessels Rd, Nathan in Brisbane. Thank you to all who attended and for your support to our Association. The Contact page has your new Committee members who look forward to serving you in the coming year ahead. If you didn’t make the day, please mark your diary for Sunday, 4th June 2017 for our annual conference/OPD (pending approval by the Attorney-General’s Department) to be held at the Hilton, Brisbane as we have inspiring and informative speakers lined up for our ‘Presentation: A Celebration of Success’, including a representative from Births, Deaths & Marriages; Bloomtools on websites and social media; Geoff Schatzel from Motion Art, videographer; & Margo Mott on presentation and elocution.
Our previous OPD was our combined OPD / Conference fully approved by the Attorney-General’s Department held on Sunday, 21st August 2016 at Novotel Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast for ‘Harmony, Education and Holistic Approach to Celebrancy’.
Exciting guest speakers included:
Kay Danes OAM who presented ‘From Henna to Honeymoon’ giving an insight into Middle Eastern wedding traditions
Perrie Burton, President of the Association of Feng Shui Consultants Education, Master Consultant and Practitioner of Classic Feng Shui
Liz Pforr, Trainer with Australian Celebrations Training presenting the Compulsory topic, Coalition of Celebrant Associations, Vice Chair and ACQ Vice President to speak on the latest updates from Canberra, BDM in Qld, contingency procedures and ‘Streamlining Your Social Media’.
Please go to our ‘Events’ page under ‘Celebrant Info’ for more information on upcoming events or contact our Secretary, Maureen [email protected] Ph: 0405 220 634 or Treasurer, Fraser Harding on email [email protected] – Mob: 0418 762 402.
If you’re a celebrant, please feel free to contact us about joining our association.
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