Appointment as a Public Notary - Western Australia

Description

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.

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:

  • be an Australian lawyer and not suspended from legal practice
  • have three years of standing and practice or if less than three years, have practised for seven years as a public notary elsewhere
  • be of good character and reputation
  • be competent to be a public notary
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Please note that appointment is subject to there being a need for the appointment of a public notary in the district where you are practising.

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

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $150.00

Appointment as a General Public Notary

Apply Application All $75.00

Appointment as a District Public Notary

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Appointment as a Public Notary - Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for a copy of this document.

Act(s) name

Public Notaries Act 1979 WA

Administering agency

Department of the Attorney General

Contact details

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

Supreme Court

Department of the Attorney General

Operating address: Stirling Gardens
0 Barracks Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Phone: 08 9421 5333
Fax: 08 9221 4436