Attorney-General's Department, Canberra (AGD)
The Department provides information on the institution of marriage and the legal requirements involved. It is important to understand what steps to take in the lead up to getting married. Marriage and Marriage Celebrants are regulated by the Marriage Act 1961. The Department also administers the Marriage Celebrants Program through the Marriage Celebrants Section of the Civil Justice Division.
The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) is a National progressive professional peak association of counsellors and psychotherapists with over 2500 individual members.
Births, Deaths & Marriages Queensland
The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages is responsible for the timely and accurate registration of all births, deaths, marriages and changes of name in Queensland as well as the registration of Ministers of Religion and adoptions.
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Level 32, 180 Ann Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
or PO Box 15188, City East QLD 4002
Telephone: 13 74 68 (local call charge within Australia, mobiles charged at applicable rates)
Overseas Callers Only International Access Code + 61 7 3405 0985 (call charges will apply)
Coalition of Celebrant Associations (CoCA)
The Coalition of Celebrant Associations is the national peak representative body for marriage celebrant organisations with the Attorney-General's Department who meet twice yearly in Canberra. The Alliance of Celebrants Queensland's representative is also the Vice President of the CoCA Committee.
Department of Immigration and Border Protection Prospective Marriage Visa
This visa allows you to enter Australia and marry your intended spouse (fiancé(e)) within the visa's nine (9) month validity period. Your fiance(e) must be one of the following:
an Australian citizen
an Australian permanent resident
an eligible New Zealand citizen.
Better Relationships (PreMarriage Education Counselling and Education Services)
The Better Relationships website is run by the Mental Health & Family Wellbeing team at Anglicare Southern Queensland. Mental Health & Family Wellbeing used to be known as Counselling & Education Services.
Anglicare SQ is a not-for-profit organisation delivering care and support services to the community on behalf of the Community Services Commission of the Diocese of Brisbane.
Relationships Australia is one of Australia's largest community-based organisations providing relationship support to people regardless of age, religion, gender, cultural or economic background.
For information about weather across Queensland visit www.bom.gov.au
ACQ invites former members of ACMCQ to join our association as well as interstate celebrants.