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Marriage (Recognised Denominations) Proclamation 2007

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Proclamations/Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to Marriage (Recognised Denominations) Amendment Proclamation 2013
This proclamation declares religious bodies or organisations to be recognised denominations for the purposes of the Marriage Act 1961. Recognised denominations are permitted to nominate ministers of religion directly to State and Territory Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages for authorisation as marriage celebrants. By this instrument the Marriage (Recognised Denominations) Proclamation 2006 is revoked and remade to correct the inadvertent omission of the Independent Baptist Fellowship from the Marriage (Recognised Denominations) Proclamation 2006.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 02 Apr 2014
Start Date 18 Jun 2013
End Date 23 Jun 2015
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Description: Commonwealth Coat of Arms

Marriage (Recognised Denominations) Proclamation 2007

as amended

made under section 26 of the

Marriage Act 1961

Compilation start date:                     18 June 2013

Includes amendments up to:             Marriage (Recognised Denominations) Amendment Proclamation 2013

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Marriage (Recognised Denominations) Proclamation 2007 as in force on 18 June 2013. It includes any commenced amendment affecting the legislation to that date.

This compilation was prepared on 1 April 2014.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of each amended provision.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not reflected in the text of the compiled law but the text of the amendments is included in the endnotes.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.


If a provision of the compiled law is affected by a modification that is in force, details are included in the endnotes.

Provisions ceasing to have effect

If a provision of the compiled law has expired or otherwise ceased to have effect in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.





1............ Name of Proclamation................................................................................................... 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Revocation of previous Proclamation............................................................................ 1

4............ Declaration of recognised denominations...................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Recognised denominations                                                                          2

Endnotes                                                                                                                                                                 7

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                                                        7

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                                            8

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                                                         9

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                                                     10

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments [none]                                                                     11

Endnote 6—Modifications [none]                                                                                                   11

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments [none]                                                                        11

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous [none]                                                                                                  11


1  Name of Proclamation

                   This Proclamation is the Marriage (Recognised Denominations) Proclamation 2007.

2  Commencement

                   This Proclamation commences on the day after it is registered.

3  Revocation of previous Proclamation

                   The Marriage (Recognised Denominations) Proclamation 2006 is revoked.

4  Declaration of recognised denominations

                   For            section 26 of the Act, each religious body and religious organisation mentioned in Schedule 1 is declared to be a recognised denomination.


Schedule 1Recognised denominations

(section 4)


Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship of Australia

Ananda Marga

Anglican Catholic Church in Australia, The 

Anglican Church of Australia, The

Antiochian Orthodox Church

Apostolic Church (Australia), The

Apostolic Church of Queensland, The

Armenian Apostolic Church in Australia, The

Assemblies of God in Australia

Associated Christian Ministries

Associated Christian Spiritual Churches of Australia

Associated Mission Churches of Australasia Incorporated

Association of Vineyard Churches Australia, The

Australian Christadelphian Ecclesia

Australian Church of Antioch, The

Australian Fellowship of Bible‑believing Churches

Australian Fellowship of Mission Centres (Youth with a Mission)

Australian Indigenous Ministries

Australian Unitarian Druze

Autocephalic Greek Orthodox Church of America and Australia

Baha’i Faith

Baptist Union of Australia, The

Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Australia and Abroad

Bethesda Ministries International Incorporated


C3 Church Global

Calvary Life Assemblies

Caodai Overseas Missionary (Australia) Incorporated

Chinese Methodist Church in Australia

Christian and Missionary Alliance of Australia, The

Christian Brethren

Christian Church in Australia

Christian Church, The

Christian Israelite Church

Christian Life Churches International

Christian Outreach Centre

Christian Reformed Churches of Australia

Churches of Christ in Australia

Church of God (Australia) Limited

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑Day Saints

Church of Scientology Incorporated, The

Church of the Foursquare Gospel (Australia) Limited

Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Australia

Church of the Nazarene

Church of Tonga in Australia, The

Community of Christ

Congregational Christian Church in Samoa, The

Congregational Federation of Australia

Connexions Ltd

Cook Islands Christian Church

Coptic Orthodox Church of Australia

CRC Churches International

Crosslink Christian Network

Dream Centre Christian Church Limited

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia, The

Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils

Federation of Reformed Christian Churches of the Pacific Australia Incorporated

Fellowship of Congregational Churches

Fellowship of Evangelical Churches in Australia

Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches

Free Reformed Church of Australia

Free Serbian Orthodox Church, Diocese for Australia and New Zealand

Full Gospel Churches of Australia

German Evangelical Lutheran Church

Goshen Ministry International Outreach

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Hindu Council of Australia, The

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East

Hungarian Reformed Church of Australia, The

Iglesia ni Cristo

Independent Baptist Fellowship

Independent Baptists of Australia

Independent Church of Australia, The

International Council of Spiritualists

International Society for Krishna Consciousness


Jehovah’s Witnesses


Korean Presbyterian Reformed Church Incorporated

Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Victoria, The

Liberal Catholic Church, The

Lutheran Church of Australia Incorporated, The

Macedonian‑Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church

Macedonian Orthodox Church, Diocese of Australia and New Zealand

Ministers Fellowship International

New Apostolic Church in Australia, The

New Church in Australia, The

New Life Churches of Australia


Pacific LMS Church Australia Incorporated

Peace Christian Ministries Limited

Potters House Christian Fellowship of Australia, The

Power of the Spirit Ltd

Presbyterian Church of Australia, The

Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia

Presbyterian Reformed Church

Reach Out for Christ Limited

Reformed Presbyterian Church of Australia, The

Religious Society of Friends, The

Revival Centres International

Revival Fellowship, The

Rhema Family Churches Australia

Roman Catholic Church

Romanian Orthodox Church

Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Sabian Mandaean Religious Community

Salvation Army, The

Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand, The

Seventh‑day Adventist Church

Sikh Council of Australia Incorporated, The

Society of Saint Pius X Limited

Southern Cross Association of Churches, The

Strict and Particular Baptist Churches of Australia, The

Ukrainian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in Diaspora,
Diocese of Australia and New Zealand

Ukrainian Catholic Church in Australia


United Aborigines Mission

United Church of God—Australia

United Pentecostal Church of Australia

United Spiritualism of Australia

Uniting Church in Australia, The

Victorian Spiritualists’ Union

Victory Life Centre Incorporated

Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Connexion in Victoria, The

Wesleyan Methodist Church, The

Westminster Presbyterian Church, The

Worldwide Church of God

Worship Centre Christian Churches Worldwide (Australia) Ltd


Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide details of the history of this legislation and its provisions. The following endnotes are included in each compilation:


Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments

Endnote 6—Modifications

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous


If there is no information under a particular endnote, the word “none” will appear in square brackets after the endnote heading.


Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key in this endnote sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.


Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended the compiled law. The information includes commencement information for amending laws and details of application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision level. It also includes information about any provisions that have expired or otherwise ceased to have effect in accordance with a provision of the compiled law.


Uncommenced amendments—Endnote 5

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not reflected in the text of the compiled law but the text of the amendments is included in endnote 5.


Modifications—Endnote 6

If the compiled law is affected by a modification that is in force, details of the modification are included in endnote 6.


Misdescribed amendments—Endnote 7

An amendment is a misdescribed amendment if the effect of the amendment cannot be incorporated into the text of the compilation. Any misdescribed amendment is included in endnote 7.


Miscellaneous—Endnote 8

Endnote 8 includes any additional information that may be helpful for a reader of the compilation.

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key


ad = added or inserted

pres = present

am = amended

prev = previous

c = clause(s)

(prev) = previously

Ch = Chapter(s)

Pt = Part(s)

def = definition(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Dict = Dictionary

Reg = Regulation/Regulations

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

reloc = relocated

Div = Division(s)

renum = renumbered

exp = expired or ceased to have effect

rep = repealed

hdg = heading(s)

rs = repealed and substituted

LI = Legislative Instrument

s = section(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

mod = modified/modification

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

No = Number(s)

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

o = order(s)

SR = Statutory Rules

Ord = Ordinance

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

orig = original

SubPt = Subpart(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)




Endnote 3—Legislation history



FRLI registration


Application, saving and transitional provisions



Marriage (Recognised Denominations) Proclamation 2007

8 Oct 2007 (see F2007L03887)

9 Oct 2007



Marriage (Recognised Denominations) Amendment Proclamation 2010 (No. 1)

31 Mar 2010 (see F2010L00732)

1 Apr 2010


Marriage (Recognised Denominations) Amendment Proclamation 2013

17 June 2013 (see F2013L01025)

18 June 2013


Endnote 4—Amendment history



Provision affected

How affected

Schedule 1


Schedule 1........................

am. 2010 No. 1; F2013L01025


Endnote 5—Uncommenced amendments [none]

Endnote 6—Modifications [none]

Endnote 7—Misdescribed amendments [none]

Endnote 8—Miscellaneous [none]