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 Who can certify documents?


  1. Accountant (where a​ member of a recognised association or institute)

  2. Agent in charge of an Australian Post Office supplying postal services to the public.

  3. Building Society officer with 2 or more years of continuous service.

  4. Chiropractor*

  5. Dentist*

  6. Finance industry officer (including Bank, Credit Union or Finance Company) with 2 or more years of continuous service.

  7. Officer with, or authorised representative of, the holder of an Australian Financial Services licence, having 2 or more years of continuous service with one or more licences

  8. Justice of the Peace

  9. Judge or Master of a Federal, State or Territory court

  10. Legal practitioner*

  11. Magistrate

  12. Marriage celebrant registered under Subdivision C or Division 1 of the Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961

  13. Medical practitioner*

  14. Member of Chartered Secretaries Australia

  15. Member of Engineers Australia, other than at the grade of student

  16. Member of Parliament (Commonwealth, State or Territory legislature or Local government)

  17. Member of the Australian Defence Force who is

    • An officer

    • A non-commissioned officer within the meaning of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 with 2 more years of continuous service

    • ​A warrant officer within the meaning of that Act

  18. Minister of religion registered under Subdivision A of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act6 1961

  19. Notary public

  20. Nurse*

  21. Optometrist*

  22. Patent attorney*

  23. Permanent Employee of a Post Office supplying postal services to the public with 2 or more years of continuous service.

  24. Permanent employee of the following with 2 or more years of continuous service:

    • The Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority

    • A State or Territory or a State or Territory authority;

    • A local government authority

  25. Pharmacist*

  26. Physiotherapist*

  27. Police officer

  28. Psychologist*

  29. Teacher employed on a full-time basis at a school or tertiary education institution

  30. Trademarks attorney*

  31. Veterinary surgeon*​​​


Additional categories of prescribed person can be obtained from our Client Service Representatives
by calling 1800 996 888.

* These persons must be licenced or registered to practice in this occupation under Australian State or Territory law.​



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