Marriage Celebrants

Looking for a marriage celebrant in Australia? You're in the right place. On this website you'll find marriage celebrants located in all states of Australia, plus all the information you need to decipher which one is right for you. Which is handy, because there's quite a few of them.

Australia has more than 9,000 Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants who are qualified to perform wedding ceremonies. And that's just civil celebrants. There's another 23,000 ministers from recognised religious denominations. If you find this choice a little overwhelming, you're not alone. Which is why we provide curated lists of specialists.

The marriage celebrants listed on this website are mostly non-denominational and for the majority, officiating weddings is their full time job. They're all properly qualified to get you married and they all provide wedding packages that range from legals only, registry style ceremonies to fully bespoke and personalised celebrations.  Whatever type of ceremony and celebrant you're looking for, we've made it super easy to narrow them down with our curated shortlists below.

Know where you're getting married? Get started by finding celebrants who service your wedding location.

NSW Marriage Celebrants

New South Wales has more than 3,000 registered marriage celebrants located within its borders from the Northern Rivers to Eden on the state's South Coast. Average celebrant fees range from $400 - $1,500 for legals only to fully personalised ceremonies. The cost of packages are highest in Sydney, the Southern Highlands and Byron Bay, however all regions offer budget friendly options to cater for every budget.  Find the most recommended civil celebrants in the following NSW regions:

Blue Mountains
Byron Bay
Central Coast
Hunter Valley
North Coast
South Coast
Southern Highlands

VIC Marriage Celebrants

There are slightly fewer than 2,500 civil celebrants within Victoria's borders. The average celebrant fees for weddings in Melbourne and its surrounding regions range from $375 - $1,200. The biggest cost difference comes down to inclusions and time spent personalising the ceremony. Legals only ceremonies which are much like registry office weddings are the cheapest option. Fully bespoke ceremonies with assistance provided for personalising vows are the costliest. Find the most recommended marriage celebrants in the following VIC regions:


QLD Marriage Celebrants

Just over 2,000 of Australia's marriage celebrants are located in the state of Queensland. In a normal year, they officiate around 80% of the 22,000 weddings that are registered in the state on average. The cost to hire a celebrant in QLD is normally between $380 - $900 but some of Australia's most expensive and most recommended celebrants live near the Gold Coast and regularly perform destination weddings all over the country. Find the most recommended marriage celebrants in the following QLD regions:

Gold Coast
Sunshine Coast

WA Marriage Celebrants

In Western Australia there are just over 1,000 marriage celebrants from which you can choose for your wedding.  The fee for their ceremonies range from $350 - $800 on average. Although there are more than a thousand celebrants in Australia's most western state, there is a relatively minor few who are full time marriage officiants. Those who are, tend to be in high demand and often book out well in advance of 12 months. Find the most recommended marriage celebrants in the following WA regions:


SA Marriage Celebrants

South Australia has 600 registered marriage celebrants within its state borders. The average cost to book a marriage celebrant in Adelaide and surrounding regions is between $350 - $750. Find the most recommended civil celebrants in the following SA regions:


The best way to find your perfect Australian marriage celebrant is to curate the full list using our specialist filters. Discover celebrants with preferred skillsets, specialist qualifications such as languages and explore officiants who have received industry endorsements for particular qualities they bring to your wedding ceremony. From the young and fun to highly experienced celebrants who speak multiple languages, find your perfect wedding officiant from our complete list of Australian marriage celebrants.

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