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 2016 was held Sunday, 28th February at Robertson’s Gardens, Robertson in Brisbane. This was FULLY BOOKED with many more on a waiting list! Thank you for your support to our Association. The Contact page has your updated Committee members.
Our next OPD will be our combined OPD / Conference fully approved by the Attorney-General’s Department to be held on Sunday, 21st August 2016 at Novotel Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast. Last years’ conference was also fully booked so take advantage of the early bird prices and book early to ensure your place at this years’ exciting event ‘Harmony, Education and Holistic Approach to Celebrancy’.
Exciting guest speakers for this year include:
Kay Danes OAM who will present on ‘From Henna to Honeymoon’ giving an insight into Middle Eastern wedding traditions
Geoff Schatzel, award winning videographer from Motion Art
Perri 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 and contingency procedures
Please go to our ‘Events’ page under ‘Celebrant Info’ for more information on upcoming events or contact our Secretary, Helen Murray on [email protected] Ph: 0419 792 104 or Treasurer, Gail Hughes on email [email protected] – Mob: 0412 121 241.
Our last annual conference & Ongoing Professional Development day was held in Brisbane on Sunday, 23rd August 2015. Our exciting keynote speakers & presenters were:
Pip Courtney from ABC’s Landline (Pip Courtney appears by arrangement with Saxton Speakers);
Kay Danes OAM Humanitarian and author of ‘Beneath the Pale Blue Burqa;
Derek Richards from Births, Deaths & Marriages Queensland;
Scott Stanton Paramedic and fellow Celebrant;
Leo Petrik on Social Media Business Networking;
Rhonda Hall, an experienced celebrant specialising in Funerals & ACQ Committee member, who spoke on Empathy & Compassion;
Liz Pforr, Coalition of Celebrant Associations Vice President and ACQ Vice President who spoke on the latest updates from Canberra and who was MC of the day. The Alliance of Celebrants Queensland was proud to present such a high calibre of speakers yet again.
If you’re a celebrant, please feel free to contact us about joining.
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