Notarial services are provided by the Australian Embassy for Australian document or for foreign documents to be used in Australia.
Under the Consular Fees Act of 1955, fees apply to notarial services. Credit card payment is preferred. We do not accept cheques. For information about fees payable, please contact the Consular Section on 02 344 6300 or email: email@example.com
Notarial services available include:
- certifying copies of original documents
- witnessing of signatures on certain documents
- the issuing of Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage
- the taking of Statutory declarations
- the administering of affidavits, oaths and affirmations
If you are signing a Statutory Declaration in support of a retirement or other visa, you must provide proof of income such as a bank, Superannuation or Centrelink statement.
Before requesting a notarial service from our office, please make sure you know exactly what service you require. You should confirm this with the organisation that requires your documents. We are not able to provide advice on which notarial service you need. Further information on notarial services can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.
The Australian Embassy wishes to advise that there will be an increase in notarial fees from 1 January 2017. The new fee structure will better align with the commercial rates charged by public notaries. The new fee schedule is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s website.
Notarial fees have not increased since 1 July 2000. From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Notarial fees are legislated according to the Consular Fees Act 1955 and consular staff have no discretion in applying these fees.
Authenticating and/or Certifying Australian Education Certificates
The Embassy can only authenticate or make certified copies of education documents issued by an accredited Australian education authority. Please note that the education document must first have been verified by the central Student Administration office or the nominated representative of the issuing institution as a 'true and accurate record’ of the certificate issued to the student. You should contact the Australian institution where the certificate was issued for information on how to obtain their verification. Further information is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.
We cannot authenticate or certify copies of education certificates issued by an education institution outside Australia. For these, you should contact the Embassy of the country in which the education certificate was issued.
Where to obtain notarial services
Notarial services can be obtained at the Consular Section of the Australian Embassy in Bangkok between the hours of 0830 and 1630 Monday to Friday (public holidays excluded)
For information on notarial services in Phuket, please refer to the Consulate-General’s website at the following link: http://phuket.consulate.gov.au/
The Honorary Consuls in Chiang Mai and Koh Samui are not authorised to provide notarial services.