Yes any "fit and proper person " can be a Marriage Celebrant after successfully completeing Certificate IV course in Celebrancy and demonstarting that a " fit and proper person" set out citeria in the Marriage Amendment Act 2002 is met.
The criteria is as follows :-
a. Do you have sufficient knowledge of the law relating to the solemnisation of marriages by Marriage Celelbrants ?
b. Are you committed to advising couples of the availability of relationship support services?
c. Are you of a good standing in your community?
Have you been convicted of an offence, punishable by imprisonment for one year or longer, against a laws of the Commonwealth States or Territories?
d. Do you have an actual or potential conflict of int5erest between your practice or proposed practice, as a Marriage Celebrant and other business or interests such as employment or hobbies ?
e. Would your registration as a Marriage Celebrant be likely to result in you gaining a benefit in respect of another business you own, control or carry out?
f. Will you fulfil your obligations as a Marriage Celebrant?
g. Any other matter the Registrar considers relevant to whether you are a fit and proper person to be a Marriage Celebrant?
Please note that different criteria for registration as a Marriage Celebrant apply to people who are fluent in an Australian Indigenous language.
Interested persons should email at " marriagecelebrantssection @ ag.gov.au" for the application pack.