Appointment as a Public Notary - New South Wales

Description

You will require this appointment if you intend to become a public notary in New South Wales. Public notaries are barristers or solicitors who are 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 Contact Officer for 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:

  • have been a barrister or solicitor for at least five years
  • hold a current Australian practising certificate as a barrister, solicitor or legal practitioner
  • have completed the Notarial Practice Course
  • submit the required forms and documentation
  • pay any required fees.

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

Duration

Appointment is for life but you must submit a notification of your current particulars annually.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $480.00 -
Apply Application All $85.00

Certificate of Current Appointment

General Duplicate Certificate All $180.00

Replacement of original certificate

General Miscellaneous All $160.00 Late application fee
Vary Variation All $70.00

Notification of Change of Particulars

Act(s) name

Public Notaries Act 1997 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Public Notaries Appointment Rules 1998 NSW

Application process

Lodge

Applications must be mailed to the Board.

Administering agency

Department of Justice

Justice Strategy and Policy

Legal Profession Admission Board

Contact details

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

Enquiries

Legal Profession Admission Board

Justice Strategy and Policy

Department of Justice

Operating address: Level 4
37 Bligh St (cnr Hunter)
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 3980
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 02 9338 3500
Fax: 02 9338 3555
Email: ag_lpab@agd.nsw.gov.au