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Make a Noise and Make it Clear!


You are invited to the 2016 conference, “You’re the Voice ... of Celebrancy”.  Join us for a jam packed program interlaced by this theme. You are the ‘Voice’ that your clients come to for inspiration, ideas and understanding.  You are the professional ‘Voice’ in the ceremony that guides the way, celebrates the occasion, understands where dignity and solemnity are required and bestows applaud and humour appropriately. 


The Power of the Word is a responsibility that you hold and deliver.  Our conference aim is to provide speakers, workshops, fun and the tools to make your business and your Voice sing.  Besides, we love the words of John Farnham’s hit song … “we know we all can stand together, with the power to be powerful, believing we can make it better!”  What a perfect theme for a National Conference of Civil Celebrants!   Be ready, because this theme will thread its way throughout the program … both educational and social.  You will surely want to sing!


Get ready to be empowered! Click on the picture below and see you at The Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg, South Australia.


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Professional Celebrants Providing Ceremonies
For All Occasions

The Australia Federation of Civil Celebrants (AFCC) is the largest national association of professional celebrants in Australia with almost 2000 members, Whether you're focused on weddings, funerals, namings, renewal of vows, commitments or any other ceremonies, our membership base and structure provides for representation, networking and learning across all aspects of celebrancy. AFCC members are authorised to professionally create and conduct marriage ceremonies, funerals, baby namings and a range of ceremonies for many other important occasions. 

Your AFCC Celebrant: 

  • will work with you to design or choose a ceremony that meets your needs and reflects your wishes
  • is committed to the highest standards of service, privacy and confidentiality,
  • has an excellent level of Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance cover,
  • has universal Copyright protection,
  • has an Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) commercial music performance licence exemption,
  • has a 'Code of Ethics' to which she/he is expected to comply, and
  • has a vast store of resources and peer support to draw upon

About the AFCC

 The AFCC encourages all members to maintain the essential qualities of professional celebrancy which are:

  • obliging service
  • privacy and confidentiality
  • cultural awareness
  • choice of ceremony
  • appropriateness
  • dignity and
  • professionalism.

The AFCC is managed by a National Committee. The Committee elects Office Bearers comprising the President, Vice President, the Secretary and the Treasurer. The administration of the AFCC is managed via a portfolio system where all committee are assigned at least one portfolio to manage. All National Committee members are available to hear your views.

The AFCC is committed to providing Ongoing Professional Development to its members at a competitive rate. A National Conference is also held annually. While both are open to non-members, AFCC members receive significant price privileges. As a member of the AFCC you will network with like minds, and have access to a vibrant discussion forum covering topics of interest within the profession.

To get in touch with an AFCC celebrant of your choice, click on Find a Celebrant



If this is your first time logging into the new site you will have to set your password.
Follow these instructions:

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AFCC Membership
Benefits and Savings

  • AFCC Membership Benefits and Savings: Valid September 2015
  • FREE Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance INCLUDED with your membership
  • FREE Copyright protection and APRA commercial music performance licence exemption INCLUDED with your membership
  • FREE access to a fully supported marriage celebrant software package (The Celebrant Suite), or (Celebrant Manager) INCLUDED with your membership 
  • FREE access to a store of member information and resources on the AFCC website, eg Funeral Resources Guide, certificate templates etc 
  • FREE access to the Attorney-General's Department endorsed 'Celebrant Closure Kit'
  • SAVINGS of up to $90 when undertaking appropriately catered AFCC-hosted face-to-face Ongoing Professional Development (OPD) events
  • SAVINGS of over $200 when registering for the 2015 AFCC National Conference INCLUDING full 2015 OPD compliance

Full and all Inclusive (Tax Deductible) annual membership $100 to 30 June 2016

(1700 members Australia-wide can’t be wrong)

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"I have just updated my details and am very impressed with the ease of the update and the overall professional look and operation of the new site." - John (WA) Dec 2012

"Having recently retired I finally have the time to explore the benefits of my membership of the AFCC. Even with little attention to detail I have found that joining the AFCC is the smartest move I have made since qualifying as a civil celebrant"  Sherry Davidson (QLD - March 2013)