Renew your celebrant registration
Once you're registered as a celebrant, you need to renew your registration each year.
Check if you are registered
You can check if you are currently registered at any time.
Your organisation will renew your registration for you at the end of each year. You should ask your central contact in December if they have done this.
The organisation needs to pay $30 to renew your registration as an organisation celebrant.
At the end of each year, the Registrar-General will email you to ask if you want to keep being a celebrant. If you do, you need to renew your registration online.
Keep your details up to date so the Registrar-General sends your reminder to the right email address.
Contact Births, Deaths and Marriages if you haven't heard anything by November.
Freephone: 0800 22 52 52 (NZ only)
Make sure you have a verified RealMe identity
You need a verified RealMe identity to renew your registration online. If you don't have a verified RealMe identity, you need to get one before the Registrar-General emails you in October about renewing your registration. It may take around 2 weeks before your RealMe identity is verified.
Renew online and pay
You need to renew your registration online using your verified RealMe identity. Your email from the Registrar-General will give you the link to the Celebrants Online service.
You also need to pay the fee using a credit or debit card. It costs $60 to renew your registration as an independent celebrant. You only pay 1 fee if you want to renew your registration as both a marriage celebrant and a civil union celebrant.