Appointment as a Public Notary - New South Wales


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


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.


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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Licence All

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

Act(s) name

Public Notaries Act 1997 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Public Notaries Appointment Rules 1998 New South Wales

Application process


Applications must be mailed to the Board.

Administering agency

Department of Family and Community Services and 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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Legal Profession Admission Board

Justice Strategy and Policy

Department of Family and Community Services and Justice

Operating address: Level 4
37 Bligh St (cnr Hunter)
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 3980
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 02 9338 3500
Fax: 02 9338 3555