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.