Appointment as a Public Notary - Victoria


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


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 Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative

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

Administering agency

Council of Legal Education and Board of Examiners

Contact details

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

Chief Executive Officer

Operating address: 451 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 03 9604 2451
Fax: 03 9604 2414
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