What is a Notary?
All notaries in New South Wales are qualified lawyers. Notaries are appointed by the Supreme Court and must be lawyers of at least 5 years standing who complete the prescribed Notarial Practice Course. Upon appointment, the name of the notary is entered on the Roll of Public Notaries.
A notary has been likened to “an International Justice of the Peace” because, almost exclusively, the work of a notary involves documentation required by a client for overseas use.
Common Functions Performed By Notaries
The most common functions or tasks of notaries within Australia tend to be:
- Authenticating official, Government and personal documents and information for use overseas
- Witnessing signatures of individuals to documents and authenticating identity
- Witnessing Powers of Attorney for use overseas, including from time to time, preparing them
- Certifying true copies of documents for use overseas
- For corporations and business, witnessing documents and authenticating status and transactions
- Dealing with documentation for land, property and deceased estates overseas
Geoff Castellan was admitted as a Notary Public in 2005 and can assist you with all your notarial requirements.
Arrange a consultation with Geoff Castellan.