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 and
- draw up and certify wills, deeds, contracts and powers of attorney.
A public notary can be appointed a general public notary or a district public notary.
In your application you must specify whether you seek to be appointed a general public notary or a district public notary. Please note that if you are applying as a legal practitioner in the Fremantle or Perth district, you can only be appointed as a general public notary.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.