A notary is a senior legal practitioner qualified to authenticate, witness and certify original and copy documents for use overseas.
Our Notary fees start from: $100 to witness or attest a document, $160 to certify copies of original documents, and verify corporate status, and $200 for verification of identity. Please see our Fees page for our charges for our notary public services in Melbourne.
Yes, our notary public services are by appointment only. We take appointments Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm – please see our online booking page to make an appointment with Melbourne Notary Services.
Yes, we can arrange an apostille or consular authentication on your behalf.
Yes, in some circumstances the Notary may be able to visit you. Please note this is reserved for commercial/business clients only, and the Notary charges will be at the hourly rate of $590 incl. GST.
You should bring the document you require to be notarised – if you need to sign a document in front of the notary, make sure this document is unsigned; if you require a certified copy, make sure you bring the original document with you.
You will need a form of photographic ID – such as a passport (Australian or international), Australian Driver Licence, KeyPass, Working With Children Check, etc.
Further, if your photographic ID does not have your current residential address on it, you will also need to bring along documentation that contains your current address, such as a utility bill (electricity, phone bill, etc.).
No, unfortunately our Notary can only attest or certify English language documents.
Yes, we can notarise university documents, however there can be certain requirements that need to be met when notarising university degrees, awards, transcripts, certificates and letters.
If you require an Apostille or Consular Authentication of your university documents, then prior to notarisation the document must be:
– verified and signed as a ‘true and accurate record’ by the student administration office of the issuing institution; OR
– the award must be verifiable through the university website.
Otherwise, if you do not require Apostillation/Authentication, we can notarise your university documents without further requirements.
Disclaimer: these are indicative prices only and may be subject to change without notice.
A notary is a senior legal practitioner qualified to authenticate, witness and certify copies of original documents for use overseas.
A notary is usually required when your documents, identity or company status need to be proved as valid and authentic.
Melbourne Notary Services provides notarial services to individuals, businesses, accountants, lawyers, banks, not-for-profits, and many more.
We offer a full range of services, including witnessing and attesting affidavits and declarations, certifying copies of original documents, verification of corporate entities, obtaining Apostilles from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and obtaining Authentication from consulates and embassies in Australia.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to see how we can assist you with having your documents authenticated and certified for use overseas.
Melbourne Notary Services is currently not taking appointments as the primary Notary Public is on leave until 10 October 2022.
For any notary services in the meantime, please contact Philip Earle.
We look forward to assisting you again from 10 October 2022.