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Becoming a Marriage Celebrant
Application for Appointment
If you wish to become a Marriage Celebrant please post your expression of interest to Births, Deaths and Marriages, ensuring you include:
Once our office receives your expression of interest, you will be contacted by post.
As part of the appointment process a Registrar of Marriages may interview you.
There is no charge for appointment.
Please note that holding other positions of responsibility (such as being a Justice of the Peace), or completing a Certificate in Celebrant Studies at Auckland University of Technology, does not automatically entitle you to be appointed as a marriage celebrant.
As an appointed Marriage Celebrant your name and address will be published in the New Zealand Gazette.
For further information on the role of a Marriage Celebrant in New Zealand view or print out Marriage Celebrant: A guide to the role of Marriage Celebrant in New Zealand.
Last updated: 22/11/2005