Appointment as a Public Notary - Australian Capital Territory

Description

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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

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

Forms

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

Act(s) name

Notaries Public Act 1984 ACT

Administering agency

Justice and Community Safety Directorate

ACT Law Courts & Tribunal Administration

Supreme Court

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries, The Supreme Court Registry

Supreme Court

ACT Law Courts & Tribunal Administration

Justice and Community Safety Directorate

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
Email: scregistry@act.gov.au