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Why Join The AMC
Becoming a member of the AMC (Australian Marriage Celebrants) Association provides benefits and support for marriage celebrants in Australia.
Joining this professional marriage celebrant association you will be provided with valuable support, resources, and networking opportunities. It’s a way to enhance your professional development, stay connected with the industry, and access relevant information and guidance for your celebrant work.
- Networking and Community: Joining the AMC association allows you to connect with other marriage celebrants and build a supportive professional network. It provides a platform for sharing experiences, exchanging ideas, and seeking advice from fellow celebrants.
- Resources and Support: The AMC provides resources, guidelines, templates, and other materials to support members in their work as celebrants. These resources can assist with ceremony planning, legal requirements, marketing, and business development.
- Advocacy and Representation: The AMC Association advocate for the interests and rights of their members within the industry and to external stakeholders. We engage in discussions with government bodies, regulatory authorities, and industry organisations to represent the concerns and needs of our marriage celebrants.
- Members Support Center
- Professional Recognition: Membership in the AMC as a reputable association can enhance your professional credibility and reputation. It demonstrates your commitment to maintaining high standards and professionalism as a marriage celebrant.
- Full individual profile page
Please be aware that membership eligibility in the AMC Association is open to registered marriage celebrants in Australia. Additionally, eligibility is also extended to celebrants who are currently awaiting their registration from the Australian Attorney-General’s Department.
If you are in the process of becoming a registered marriage celebrant and wish to join the AMC Association, kindly proceed by following this link to select the new membership option that aligns with your current situation (link to membership plans)
Student membership is available for people in the process of completing their Certificate IV in Celebrancy from a registered training organisation (RTO) or a qualification in celebrancy, awarded by a university specified in the Marriage (Celebrancy Qualifications or Skills) Determination 2018
Becoming an AMC Student Member entitles you to access resources and support, such as online courses, the members support centre, celebrant resources, local meetings and events offered by the AMC. These avenues can provide valuable learning opportunities and networking connections as you embark on your journey to becoming a marriage celebrant.
Upon receiving your celebrant registration number, you become eligible to upgrade your membership to a full celebrant membership at a discounted rate, gaining access to all the benefits associated with a full AMC celebrant membership.
AMC (Australian Marriage Celebrants) membership renewal occurs on your yearly membership anniversary, which may vary as members can now join at any time during the year. When your renewal is due, you have the chance to extend your membership for the upcoming year, ensuring continued access to the benefits and resources provided by the AMC Association.
As an existing AMC member, you will receive a special discounted renewal offer via email before your membership anniversary. This provides you with a month to renew at the special discounted rate. If you miss this exclusive offer, you can still renew your annual membership at the standard renewal fee. An email with details of the standard renewal fee will be sent in the month your annual membership is due.
Both emails will include clear instructions on how to renew your membership through the AMC website.
The AMC allows a grace period of 2 months for members to renew their annual membership. After this period, your profile will be suspended, and access to the members’ area will be revoked. In such cases, the celebrant will need to re-register as a new member.
By extending your membership during the annual renewal period, you can maintain your status as an AMC Association member and retain access to the association’s resources, support, and professional development opportunities.
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Testimonials from our AMC Members
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Discover some of the motivations that drive AMC members to join.
I have been a member of AMC since I became a Celebrant.
The wealth of knowledge of other members and office bearers is enormous and we can access this at any time.
They are thoroughly helpful and professional.
Gabrielle Mcneill (VIC)
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the 2016 AMC conference last weekend.
As a relatively new celebrant, it’s just so valuable to hear the benefit of experience from such experienced and well respected celebrants and to be part of such a professional association.
I found all the sessions so interesting and learnt so much. The best part of the weekend was meeting such wonderful fellow celebrants. Everyone so welcoming and supportive and the Committee members were always so available and willing to help.
It reflects so well on the culture of the Association and the integrity of the people leading it.
Congratulations to Ann and the team on putting on such a fantastic conference. I’ll definitely be attending all future conferences!
Louise Mcdonough (NSW)
I am very pleased to be a member of Australian Marriage Celebrants Inc. (AMC) as I believe that it is the most credible in Australia.
I clearly have the impression that an individual’s personal views on specific issues are respected, and I appreciate this.
There are other organisations who I have ‘unsubscribed’ from because they are clearly pushing their views and agendas onto marriage celebrants!
Peter Blades (QLD)
I have just attended my first AMC conference which was held in Coogee, Sydney. I can’t express how much I enjoyed the experience and how much I have learnt in two days.
The committee did an exceptional job in organising this conference. From the time I checked in to the hotel, till the time I checked out, I knew exactly what I was doing, where I was meant to be, and what time I was meant to be there.
The speakers on Saturday were inspirational. The content was informative and relevant. I particularly liked Monsieur Roland De Heye. It was great to have such a talented comedian at the end of the day.
The dinner was great, as was the band. One of the highlights for me was meeting other celebrants, I don’t know any other industry where people are so giving and willing to help and assist each other.
I am a relatively new celebrant and can learn so much from more experienced celebrants, and they are so willing to share their experiences and skills. I worked in the public service for 25 years and believe me, this is not always the case!
Thank you to the committee for working so hard for us. Ann Dally, it was so good to meet you!
I look forward to a long association with this organisation.
Well done all of you. Thanks again.
Sharon Swinbourne (NSW)
I highly recommend any new or existing celebrants to join the AMC. They are always there to help you with any query that may crop up from time to time in your celebrancy work.
You feel that you have a large group of professional, experienced celebrants behind you, whom are always willing to promptly advise you of any issue you are unsure of, no matter how small.
I just spent the weekend with a great bunch of these guys at the biennial AMC Conference in Coogee. Not only did I take home many new ideas and useful information that will enhance my role as a celebrant, I also made some beautiful friends. I feel I have become a part of a whole new world of like-minded people who are as passionate about their role as a celebrant as I am.
Thank you AMC for always being there for us all and thank you for an excellent weekend of learning, laughing and fraternity.
Gemma Sremchevich (NSW)
I would like to say thanks for all that AMC has offered me since becoming a member of the association and a HUGE thank you to Ann Dally for her ongoing support and guidance.
As a relatively new celebrant still struggling to find my place within the profession of Celebrancy the assistance and guidance offered through the forum and the pages of this website has been invaluable.
Upon gaining my registration as a Registered Celebrant I joined a few of Associations and I can honestly say that, in my experience, AMC offers the best level of ongoing support for its members. I am always humbled by the generosity and kindness of those who respond so promptly and knowledgeably to questions posted on the forum and appreciate the sharing of wisdom and experience. It is the best learning platform for new and experienced celebrants alike – after all, we never stop learning do we? Most of the posts on the forum are supportive and encouraging and this makes the task of developing my skills and knowledge so much easier.
I especially want to thank Ann Dally, our President, for her patience and personal guidance and mentorship as I find my way within this profession which I love.
In my opinion AMC is well on the way to becoming the premier association for Celebrants in Australia (if it is not already!). Thank you so much to eveyone who contributes so generously and supportively. It is a privilage to be a part of this association.
Linda Munster (QLD)
I’ve been a member of AMC for more years than I can remember and have found it to be the most supportive and encouraging professional association I have ever belonged to. The expert advice and encouragement that members receive from their Executive Committee and other members is absolutely invaluable.
I can’t recommend AMC too highly to any marriage celebrant looking for an association to join.
Jane Gillespie (NSW)
2016 AMC Conference
Back in Queensland after a fabulous AMC Conference at Crowne Plaza in Coogee Beach. I made the trek south hoping that I would:
Have an injection of fresh, new ideas, Meet some like minded colleagues, Learn better ways on conducting the business side of my celebrancy, Learn better ways of conducting weddings and funerals, Have a lot of fun and do a lot of talking and listening, Frock up and have a boogie, Find ways to set the bar higher.
I returned home having:
Met lots and lots of great celebrants of all ages with varying degrees of experience, with similar philosophies and having formed some wonderful new (and old) friendships, Academically learning truckloads, Full of new and innovative business ideas and practices, Completed my OPD, Danced and danced my little legs off.
Enjoyed fab and talented band “Slide McBride”.
Having been sucked in and absolutely splitting my sides laughing at the “guest speaker” Monsieur Roland de Heye (say his name quickly a few times!) – actually comedian Rodney Marks – absolutely tops.
The Conference ran so smoothly – everything flowed so well which takes a LOT of planning. The Conference Committee had everything from registration to fond farewells down pat. It must have felt like herding cats at times as celebrants love to talk – with 4 conference rooms all busily in action simultaneously – it flowed with a minimum of fuss.
I could go on and on but all round the Conference gave me more that I had hoped to gain – oh and I won a ‘you-beaut’ pretty white music stand that I will use over and over!
Thank you AMC!
Mary Bruce (QLD)
A big thank you to Ann Dally and her Executive Committee for all the work they put into the 2016 AMC Conference at Crowne Plaza, Coogee.
This event was fabulous from Friday nights cocktail party to the close on Sunday afternoon. I learnt so much from the workshops (OPD) especially from the one on social media, which for me is a little daunting.
In every workshop I picked up tips and plenty of new ideas for presenting my ceremonies, so I thank all the presenters for their time and effort – it is very much appreciated.
The Gala Dinner on Saturday night was stunning from beginning to end, the ambience, food and entertainment was first class.
These events take a great deal of time and effort to put together so I thank everyone on the Executive for all their hard work – it was worth every cent that I paid and I wouldn’t have missed it.
Again to Ann and The Executive – THANK YOU!
Robyn Reynolds (NSW)
|AMC was referred to me 16 years ago when I became a Celebrant. Since then as a member it has provided me with answers to questions and concerns, been available as a valuable reading site for concerns other celebrants are experiencing, been informative on the latest updates for celebrants and I have always been pleased that I am a member of this wonderful association. Thank you AMC.
I have been a member of the AMC for at least six years and I am so glad as it is an amazing Association.
We can always get last minute help from the Help Desk, and both the Help Desk and Chat forums are full of insight from the more experienced celebrants.
I sought assistance from Executive Committee Member Keith Lammond from day one and often turn to him for guidance and assurance in any matter. He has always made himself available which I really appreciate. He has helped me in so many ways.
Another celebrant friend of mine in another state has also asked me about leaving her current association to join AMC. I, of course, highly recommended her joining AMC. So to say the least, if others are coming across to join us, then AMC obviously stands out from the rest.
AMC members are one big family that are always there to help and guide each other. A comforting thought and proud to be a member.
Kamal Al Saliby (NSW)
I received my lovely AMC membership certificate this week. Thank you!
It is a great delight and privilege to be a member of AMC.
Thank you to Ann and the wonderful executive committee for all their efforts in enabling AMC to be the great association that it is, and for the caring, supportive and professional values that we members enjoy.
Warmest wishes of the happiest kind.
Sandra Hill (QLD)
I am a member of the AMC and am delighted with this amazing organisation.
I have found AMC to be very helpful with so many vast and different enquiries relating to marriage ceremonies and legalities.
They have an answer for every question asked, which only goes to show how extraordinary their expertise actually is. I have always been able to rely on them, knowing I have the back-up necessary when situations arise. AMC you certainly are a life saver to me, and I would highly recommend anyone who is considering joining a reputable marriage celebrant association, to join with us on our journey as registered civil marriage celebrants.
There is always help from both a professional and personal perspective whenever necessary.
Thank you once again for the amazing job you are doing!
Kindest of regards and wonderful expressions of gratitude.
Annette Blanch (NSW)
I feel secure in my role as a Celebrant that I have a solid resource (and a wealth of experience) at the end of my keyboard.
Leslie Davis (TAS)
I’ve been a member of the AMC for about 3 years now and couldn’t be happier with them.
There’s not a day goes by that I don’t check out the Member Forums and I have asked several questions over time, and always received helpful answers to my problems from other reputable members.
I live in Rouse Hill and attend AMC meetings run by the Hills District Regional Co-ordinator Simone Lewis-Cocks. Simone always has interesting people giving us great ideas to help us be better celebrants.
I am booked to go to the AMC conference this weekend (17, 18, 19 June) and am beyond excited to be attending, not only does it include our OPD but it will be a fun packed weekend with a cocktail party and gala dinner as well.
Keep up the good work, I am one happy member 🙂
Cherri McConnell (NSW)
Australian Marriage Celebrants Inc (AMC) is a wonderful professional body that genuinely cares for its members and for couples wishing to marry in Australia.
AMC provides helpful information, education, marketing solutions and advice to celebrants by way of its fantastic ‘couples focused’ website, complete with detailed member profiles.
There is an on-line Help Desk and Chat Forum along with many other resources for members, celebrant representation to Government by way of CoCA, and AMC holds fantastic national conferences which also cover ongoing professional development opportunities for members. Regional networking meetings and emergency phone assistance is readily available.
With expert Executive Committee members and other experienced celebrants helping others and sharing ideas, the winners are definitely the couples married by AMC’s professional celebrants.
I’m proud to be an AMC member and cannot recommend this body more highly. Thank you!
Gina Callan (Civil Marriage Celebrant at Licensed to Wed, Lyons, ACT)
Gina Callan (ACT)
Since I became a Celebrant 10 years ago, I have found AMC to be my greatest asset. My first port of call every morning when I get my emails.
So many of our members are willing to share their expertise and inspire us. The Help Desk Forum is a huge help for those times when you face a situation which tests your memory (we all have blank moments!), whether it be a legal question or a plea for information about a certain council’s way of working with your PA sytems in parks or reserves, or when presented with unusual ceremony requests.
We can always find answers by submitting a question or just clicking on the search bar. The Chat Forum is so much fun. We have some members who write about their hilarious or even ‘patience testing’ weddings with humour and sensitivity, and these, although fun to read, also help us to feel confident and part of this community of Celebrants.
We have a fine Committee of experts. Ann Dally, always ready to help, and Keith Lammond, the encyclopedia of Celebrancy, keeping us in touch with what is happening in Canberra, and many more benefits, like insurance included in our Membership; OPD handled with so much great information and our conferences where we can put faces to the names we connect with daily in the Forums.
Finding local Celebrants in your area and knowing you have back-up in an emergency from someone you know and really trust to deliver your ceremony the way you would like.
If you join us, welcome to our AMC Community!
Ann-Marie Von Douglas (QLD)
A hearty congrats and thank you to the AMC President Ann Dally and Committee for the Conference at Crowne Plaza Coogee this year. What a treasure trove of information, learning, fun and networking opportunites.
I joined AMC soon after I became a Celebrant in 2012 and went to the last Conference in the Gold Coast in 2014. That experience guaranteed I would attend this year. On top of that, I was approached to run one of the workshops as a presenter. Such a compliment and honour. It was a fantastic experience to share with my peers.
Not only is this organisation an absolute goldmine of wealth and knowledge but it is one of the friendliest and supportive organisations I have ever been a part of. The online Help Desk is testament to that. EVERY question is responded to with care and respect by members as well as the committee, and we have a vast pool of experience and knowledge to dip into.
I strongly urge celebrants to be a part of AMC. It truly is a worthwhile investment in yourself and your role as a celebrant. I see it as an asset which makes me a better celebrant and encourages me to ‘lift my game’ at every level where and when I can.
Thank you AMC
Elizabeth Taylor (NSW)
AMC does a great job and I am so pleased I joined. Here are just a few reasons why:
The members’ helpdesk is a wonderful resource – members generously share their advice on any ‘curly’ legal questions as well as sharing their experiences and ideas on how we can ‘raise the bar’ and make the most of being celebrants. I use the helpdesk regularly and invariably have a response to a query within hours.
AMC conferences are inspiring, informative and great fun. I attended my second conference this year – another excellent, stimulating and enjoyable program. It also provided a great opportunity both to network with other passionate and professional members and to get up ‘close and personal’ with the wonderful, hard-working AMC executive team.
AMC insurance scheme offers good value and peace of mind;
Celebrants are small business owners, working mostly on their own – it is reassuring to have the solidarity and organisational strength of AMC behind us.
Keep up the good work!
Patricia Quinn (QLD)
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