How To Certify Your Documents

Identification documents must be certified by a person from the categories below. Applicants cannot certify their own documentation. Please click here for an example of a certified ID copy.

  • a justice of the peace or a bail justice
  • a notary public
  • a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court
  • a clerk to a barrister and solicitor
  • the prothonotary or a deputy prothonotary of the Supreme Court
  • the registrar or deputy registrar of the County Court
  • the principal registrar of the Magistrates Court
  • the registrar or deputy registrar of the Magistrates Court
  • the registrar of Probates or an assistant registrar of Probates
  • the associate to a judge of the Supreme Court or the County Court
  • the secretary of a master of the Supreme Court or the County Court
  • a person registered as a patent attorney under Part XV of the Patents Act 1952 of the Commonwealth
  • a fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives
  • a member of the police force
  • a sheriff or deputy sheriff
  • a member or former member of either House of the Parliament
  • a councillor of a municipality
  • a town clerk or shire secretary
  • a legally qualified medical practitioner
  • a dentist
  • a veterinary surgeon
  • a pharmacist
  • a principal in the teaching service
  • a manager of a bank
  • a member of the Australian Society of Practising Accountants
  • the secretary of a building society
  • a minister of religion authorised to celebrate marriage
  • a person who holds office in the public service that is prescribed as an office of which the holder may witness statutory declarations.