Proposed changes to birth, death, marriage and civil union fees
The Department of Internal Affairs invites your feedback about proposed changes to Births, Deaths and Marriages fees, and about proposed fees for the appointment and annual renewal of marriage and civil union celebrants.
This survey is now closed to submissions.
We received 37 submissions on the proposed changes. An analysis of the feedback received is available below:
You are invited to comment about proposed changes to fees for products and services provided under the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationship Registrations Act 1995, Marriage Act 1955 and Civil Union Act 2004.
You are also invited to comment about proposed fees for the initial appointment and annual renewal of marriage and civil union celebrants under the Marriage Act 1955 and Civil Union Act 2004.
Consultation and openness are important in making charging policies acceptable to the public. The process of public consultation is used to develop the charging options that will be presented to Ministers.
The process therefore strives for feedback on costs and charges, and on service standards and levels. This will be achieved by providing easy access to the charging policies themselves and the cost data from which they have been formulated.
For more information, see The Treasury’s Guidelines for Setting Charges in the Public Sector (2002).
Making a submission
Please provide your feedback on the proposed changes by 18 November 2016.
Please note that all submissions may be made publicly available. Even if you request confidentiality, we may have to release your submission at a later date if a request is made under the Official Information Act 1982. In your submission please highlight the information you would prefer was withheld should a request be made. (While you may indicate the information you would like withheld, it can only be withheld if it meets the relevant criteria under the Official Information Act 1982.)
Although all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this document, the Department of Internal Affairs disclaims responsibility for any inaccuracy in relation to the information; and fully excludes liability of any kind to any person or entity that chooses to rely upon the information.