Ongoing professional development

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Commonwealth Marriage Celebrants must complete 5 hours of ongoing professional development each calendar year.

Not completing your required OPD, without an approved exemption, can result in a penalty or even de-registration as a marriage celebrant. Re-registration is a costly process so be responsible to meet your obligations.

OPD activities are delivered face-to-face for groups, by distance for individuals and as online activities 

All ongoing professional development activities must have the approval of the Attorney-General's Department.

All the OPD activities offered by these approved OPD Providers will meet the AGD requirements:


Some other activities, such as a conference organised by a celebrant association, may also be approved. The Marriage Law and Celebrants Section lists these on the AGD's website. 

Last modified on Wednesday, 05 February 2020 18:41