Welcome to the

Welcome to The Celebrant Institute, the brainchild of Josh Withers and Sarah Aird, Australian celebrants.

The Celebrant Institute is a safe space for you to ask questions about anything and everything related to being an Australian marriage and funeral celebrant, including:

Marriage Law & Legal Issues

Legalities associated with our role, covering the Marriage Act 1961, Marriage Regulations 2017 and Guidelines on the Marriage Act (think anything you’ve ever asked Sarah Aird, aka The Oracle, about)

Building & Running A Sustainable Celebrant Business

Running a successful and sustainable celebrancy business in the Australian context (think marketing, business processes, automation, client journey, technology, accounting, etc.)


Ceremonial aspects (think ceremony writing and inclusions, ceremony logistics, PA systems, guest involvement, etc.)

Everything Else

Literally anything else you can think of, if you ask the question we’ll answer it, and if we think of an idea and it’s good content, we’ll publish it.


We also publish a regular free podcast called The Celebrant Talk Show

Free demo

We’ve made free articles for you to sample the content, and you can browse through other articles here.

Between us, we have comprehensive knowledge about all aspects of celebrancy and can answer any and all of your questions. Particularly in relation to legal questions, this is not an open forum where other members can (potentially incorrectly) answer your queries; you can ask questions here secure in the knowledge that you’re going to receive expert advice backed up by appropriate evidence.

We have future plans for training and mentoring, but right now we’re all about answering your questions for a small monthly subscription.