In Australia, celebrants are people who conduct formal ceremonies in the community, particularly weddings, which are the main ceremony of legal import conducted by celebrants. They may also conduct extra-legal ceremonies such as naming of babies, renewal of wedding vows and funerals. Officiating at a marriage requires that the celebrant be an authorised marriage celebrant under Australian law, but officiating at extra-legal ceremonies does not.
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... Many celebrantswho are currently awaiting appointment as marriage celebrantsand who cannot perform marriage ceremonies are practising as general celebrantsin the community ... Authorised marriage celebrantsalso frequently offer general celebrantservices and since they are extra-legal, may also be conducted on an ad hoc basis by untrained people ... General celebrantsperform a range of different extra-legal ceremonies including naming (namegiving) ceremonies funerals renewal of wedding vows anniversaries significant birthday celebrations commitment ...