Religious Officiators

Religious Officiators

General Information

Hamilton Island Weddings can arrange and facilitate both religious and civil ceremonies on Hamilton Island.  Various Religious Officiators visit Hamilton Island regularly for the purpose of conducting weddings, including but not limited to:

Catholic – currently $800

Unavailable for:
– Ceremonies held on Saturdays & Sundays after 2pm
– Christmas Eve day
– Christmas Day
– Over the Easter Period (one week prior to Easter up to and including Easter Monday)

Uniting – currently $500

Usually unavailable on Sunday, and not available for 5pm Weddings

Anglican – currently $750

Unavailable on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday mornings up until midday.
Available for 9am – 4pm Ceremonies all other days.
Also available for 5pm Ceremonies on a Sunday.

While the above Religious Officiators conduct weddings on Hamilton Island regularly, should you wish to have a ceremony of another creed or religion, please don’t hesitate to contact our office and we will make every effort to locate the appropriate person to officiate your wedding ceremony here, as well as looking into any other steps involved in making this ceremony a reality.

What’s the difference between a Religious Officiator & a Civil Celebrant?

Religious Officiator

A religious officiator is a person authorised by both the Australian Government and a particular religious group to conduct marriage ceremonies.  The decision of which particular religious officiator you choose to conduct your marriage ceremony would usually be based on which religious group you are currently a member of, or which group your family has a history with.

Civil Celebrant

A civil celebrant is a person authorised by the Australian Government to conduct marriage ceremonies.

How do I book my Officiator?

For more information or to request availability of a particular Celebrant or Religious Officiator, please contact your Wedding Planner.

What happens if my Officiator needs to stay on the island overnight?

If your ceremony time requires that your celebrant or officiator will miss the last transfer back to the mainland (usually only 5pm ceremonies are effected by this), they will be required to stay on the island overnight. In these cases, any accommodation & overnight costs will be payable by you.

What do I have to do to be legally married in Australia?

For information regarding what you need to do to be legally married in Australia, click here.