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We are pleased to be able to offer the services of John Butler as a Public Notary. A Public Notary has statutory powers to witness documents, administer oaths, and perform other wide-ranging administrative functions of a national and international nature. A Public Notary not only takes oaths, signs and witnesses documents for use within Australia but also performs similar functions in respect of international documents for use outside Australia.
Our Services include:-
Attesting documents and certifying their due execution;
Prepare and certify POA’s, Wills, Deeds, Contracts and other legal documents;
Witnesses signatures to Affidavits, Statutory Declarations, POA, Contracts and other documents;
Notary Seal, Apostille or Legalisation.
Some countries require a Notarised document to be Legalised or Authenticated by The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) which establishes a chain of authentication with respect to the signature or seal.
Countries which are signatories to “The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirements of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents” may require the document to be Apostilled by DFAT. An Apostille Certificate will be signed by an officer of DFAT which confirms that the notarised document has been signed by the named person acting in their capacity of a Notary and bear the seal of a Notary.
The general rule for Apostilles and authentications is that most government documents can be directly Apostilled without needing notarisation. A list of Government documents that still require Notarisation first can be found on the DFAT website. Every non-government document requires notarisation before getting an Apostille or Authentication.
It is not a Notaries’ responsibility to advise if a document needs to be Apostilled or Authenticated and those who require the document certification should make enquiries with the appropriate Embassy or Consulate where the document is destined for, for the requirements.
Confirm the true identity of a signatory by careful examination of an identity document, such as a current Driver’s Licence or Passport;
Determine that a signatory does not suffer any legal incapacity, such as a congenital disability, physical or mental illness, physical injury, advanced age, or apparent intellectual deficiency;
Ensure that a signatory fully understands the nature and effect of the contents of a document to be signed and witnessed;
Ascertain that a signatory acting in an official representative capacity ie a Secretary or Director of an ASIC registered company, has the company’s authority to sign on behalf of the company; and
Refuse notary services if the document constitutes fraud or an unlawful act.
1 Document $110 - includes 1 free copy ($33 thereafter)
2 - 3 Documents $220 - includes 1 free copy ($33 thereafter)
4 - 6 Documents $330 - includes 1 free copy ($33 thereafter)
7 - 9 Documents $440 - includes 1 free copy ($33 thereafter)
10 + Documents $POA
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