Legalising Documents (Notarial services)
We provide document notarial services, by appointment. Information on this process is available here.
Fees are payable for notarial services in accordance with the Consular Fees Act (1955).
A current fee schedule is available here.
Notarial services include:
- witnessing and taking of affidavits, oaths or affirmations
- witnessing you signing Commonwealth statutory declarations and other Commonwealth forms (some state government forms and private sector forms are also allowed to be witnessed by DFAT staff)
- witnessing applications forms for, and issuing of, Certificates of No Impediment to marriage (CNI)
- witnessing notices of intended marriage
- legalisation of signatures and/or seals on Australian public documents (apostilles and authentications)
- certifying true copies of documents (that are either Australian or intended for use in Australia) or photographs (needed to accompany Australian forms)
Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Consulate-General are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice. Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Consulate-General guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.