About the Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of Victoria

The focus of celebrant members of The Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of Victoria Inc.  (ACMCV) is in providing high quality, professional services for couples choosing civil marriage ceremonies.

However, some celebrant members also conduct other ceremonies such as Naming Ceremonies, Renewals of Vows & Funerals. Our large membership consists of registered marriage celebrants and general celebrants predominantly from Victoria, but also from most other states of Australia.

As from 9th January 2018 the Marriage Act 1961 was amended to redefine marriage as “the union of two people, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’.  That means gender no longer affects the right to marry under Australian law and same-sex marriage is now legal in Australia.


Ensuring excellence

Our members shall:

  • ensure their conduct is of a professional standard;
  • provide services to the satisfaction of their clients;
  • ensure marriages are celebrated with appropriate decorum and dignity;

The perfect celebrant for you

By choosing from our membership you will find a celebrant who not only  suits your needs, but one who offers a range of different ceremonies, including choices of readings and anything especially relevant to you by way of tradition, culture, ethnic origin and symbolism.

The ACMCV provides its celebrant members with ongoing opportunities for professional development dealing with matters including ceremony, vocal delivery, client satisfaction, ethics and standards.

Join the ACMCV

We now have four levels of membership:

  • Full membership (celebrants appointed under subsection 39 of the Marriage Act 1961), excluding religious celebrants.
  • Associate membership (all other celebrants)
  • Student members (students training to become celebrants)
  • Alumni members (all retired former registered marriage celebrants)   

You can become a part of one of Australia’s largest Marriage Celebrant organisations and enjoy the many benefits and opportunities that it provides.  These include:-

  • Subsidised celebrant insurance for both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance for registered celebrants
  • Free page with photo galleries, on the ACMCV website.
  • A Google Forum where you can access or share information at any time of the day or night.
  • Being part of a professional group of authorised marriage celebrants allows you the opportunity of enjoying the support of your peers
  • Being kept up to date with latest changes to regulations
  • Participating in social opportunities that allow you to meet and network with other celebrants
  • The opportunity of attending the  ACMCV  one day conference, held annually in late July
  • Joining with ACMCV members on social occasions including Christmas dinner.

To find out more about becoming a member of the Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of Victoria Incorporated  (ACMCV) and how it can benefit you, please click the button below.

Find a celebrant today

Have you recently become engaged?   Are you looking to organise your upcoming wedding? You can search through our list of authorised marriage celebrants  to find the perfect celebrant for your special day. To start searching, click the button below and you can select your state and region to find someone in you area.