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Marriage Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 1)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2010L01779
  • No longer in force
SLI 2010 No. 169 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Marriage Regulations 1963 to remove one of the exemptions for marriage celebrants from professional development while protecting those marriage celebrants who have taken action to access the exemption to date.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 30 Jun 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Sep-2010
Tabled Senate28-Sep-2010
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Marriage Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2010 No. 169

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Marriage Act 1961.

Dated 29 June 2010



By Her Excellency’s Command


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Marriage Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 July 2010.

3              Amendment of Marriage Regulations 1963

                Schedule 1 amends the Marriage Regulations 1963.

Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)


[1]           Regulation 37F, definition of registered training organisation


registered training organisation has the meaning given by subsection 3 (1) of the Skilling Australia’s Workforce Act 2005.

[2]           Subregulation 37M (6)


         (6)   However, a marriage celebrant need not comply with subregulation (4) for a registration year:

                (a)    if:

                          (i)    the marriage celebrant has successfully completed a formal course of training (before or after the person is registered as a marriage celebrant) in a registration year (the stated registration year); and

                         (ii)    the registration year is the stated registration year or the first or second registration year after the stated registration year; and

                         (iii)    the marriage celebrant enrolled in the formal course of training before 1 July 2010; and

                        (iv)    the marriage celebrant provides evidence of the enrolment to the Registrar before 14 August 2010; or

               (b)    if the Registrar grants an exemption because:

                          (i)    the Registrar is satisfied that, because of the date of the marriage celebrant’s registration, completion of any professional development activity required by subregulation (4) for the registration year is not feasible; or

                         (ii)    before the end of the registration year, the marriage celebrant applies, in writing, to the Registrar for exemption from undertaking any professional development activity required by subregulation (4) for the registration year.

[3]           Subregulation 37M (7)


paragraph (6) (b)


subparagraph (6) (b) (ii)


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