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 person who is enrolled on the roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory, or the High Court of Australia, as a legal practitioner (however described);
  • a judge of a court;
  • a magistrate;
  • a chief executive officer of a Commonwealth court;
  • a registrar or deputy registrar of a court;
  • a Justice of the Peace;
  • a notary public (for the purposes of the Statutory Declaration Regulations 1993);
  • a police officer;
  • an agent of the Australian Postal Corporation who is in charge of an office supplying postal services to the public;
  • a permanent employee of the Australian Postal Corporation with 2 or more years of continuous service who is employed in an office supplying postal services to the public;
  • an Australian consular officer or an Australian diplomatic officer (within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955);
  • an officer with 2 or more continuous years of service with one or more financial institutions (for the purposes of the Statutory Declaration Regulations 1993);
  • a finance company officer with 2 or more continuous years of service with one or more finance companies (for the purposes of the Statutory Declaration Regulations 1993);
  • an officer with, or authorised representative of, a holder of an Australian financial services licence, having 2 or more continuous years of service with one or more licensees.
  • a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia or the National Institute of Accountants with 2 or more years of continuous membership.