Appointment as a Public Notary - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this approval 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
  • draw up and certify wills, deeds, contracts and powers of attorney.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 for this appointment you must:

  • Be a natural person;
  • Be an Australian lawyer;
  • Have held an Australian practising certificate for a 5 year period; and
  • Have completed a course of study related to notarial practice.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Other resources

Administering agency

Council of Legal Education and Board of Examiners

Act(s) name

Public Notaries Act 2001 (Victoria)

Contact details

Chief Executive Officer
Council of Legal Education and Board of Examiners


Operating address:
451 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Phone:

03 9604 2451

Fax:

03 9604 2414
lawadmissions@justice.vic.gov.au

Website:

http://www.lawadmissions.vic.gov.au/ Opens in a new browser window

Supporting information

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