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Notarial services FAQs

What services are available?

Notarial services are provided by the Australian Embassy and Australian Consulates-General. Notarial services include authenticating and certifying documents, witnessing signatures, taking of statutory declarations, affidavits, oaths and affirmations, and other services.

When are you open?

The Australian Embassy and Australian Consulates-General provide notarial services at different times by appointment only.

Is there a fee?

Yes, fees apply. Please see the notarial services page for more information.

Do I have to come in person?

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we ask that all notarial services that can be obtained through the mail are done via mail instead of in person.  The following services can be done by mail:

  • Authentications
  • Certifying copies of original documents
  • Apostilles

All other services must be done in person.  This includes witnessing signatures (e.g. for land transfers and driving licences), affidavits and wills.  Please make an appointment with your preferred office.