Civil celebrants design, plan and perform civil (non-religious) marriage ceremonies, funerals, commitment ceremonies, namings and other ceremonies, in consultation with individuals, couples and families.
Duties & Tasks
Civil celebrants may perform the following tasks:
- work with individuals, couples, families or other groups to create a ceremony meeting their requirements
- design and organise personalised ceremonies and deliver these ceremonies to a wide range of audiences in a variety of settings
- perform marriages and ensure legal paperwork is correct and submitted on time
- communicate with people dealing with significant life changes, including loss and grief
- use computer and internet systems for research, marketing, communication and support via professional organisations and the Attorney-General's Department.
Funerals, memorials and other loss ceremonies can be emotionally demanding for both celebrants and their clients.
- enjoy working with a variety of different people
- good oral and written communication skills
- confident in public-speaking situations
- creative, flexible, tactful and empathetic
- mature, ethical, responsible, dedicated and conscientious
- socially and psychologically insightful
- good organisation skills.