Appointment as a Public Notary - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this appointment if you intend to become a public notary. A public notary is a senior legal practitioner appointed by the Supreme Court who is given statutory powers at a national and international level to:

  • Witness documents;
  • Administer oaths; and
  • Draw up and certify wills, deeds, contracts and powers of attorney.

It should be noted that if you are applying for appointment as a public notary then you must publish a notice in a daily newspaper no later than seven days after the date the application was filled. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to perform this service you must:

  • Submit an application;
  • Pay the required fee;
  • Be an Australian lawyer and not suspended from legal practice;
  • Be of good character and reputation; and
  • Be deemed competent to be a Public Notary.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

1 year.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Appointment as a Public Notary - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Justice and Community Safety Directorate
ACT Law Courts & Tribunal Administration
Supreme Court

Act(s) name

Notaries Public Act 1984 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries, The Supreme Court Registry
Justice and Community Safety Directorate
ACT Law Courts & Tribunal Administration
Supreme Court


Operating address:
Magistrates Court Building
4 Knowles Place
Canberra City
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1548
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62071709
scregistry@act.gov.au

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