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We are committed to providing quality legal advice in a language you understand. Our fees are representative of our experience, skills and care required to accomplish the best outcome for your legal needs.

Initial Consultation Fee – $150

At Bardo Zouki Noureddine Lawyers we offer an initial consultation with one of our experienced Solicitors or Accredited Specialists to understand your current and future legal requirements and subsequently deliver quality legal advice in a language that you can understand. Our promise to all of our clients is “Your Future is Our Business.” The initial consultation can be held face-to-face, virtually via Zoom, Facetime or Skype or over the phone. Our clients are found all over Australia, however, our face-to-face consultations are limited to Victoria and NSW.

During your introductory phone call, our receptionist will gather information in order to direct you to the most appropriate solicitor within the firm and at the conclusion of your initial consultation you will be provided with an accurate cost estimate for our services to run your matter, the costs will vary depending on the complexity of your matter. Should you choose to employ us following this initial consultation the consultation fee will be credited towards our services.

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Notarial Fees

Our Notarial Fees are the most competitive in the state of Victoria, we will charge you based on the time it actually takes
for the Notary Signature, Stamp and Official Seal to be applied to the relevant document/s.

This scale of fees has been approved by the Council of The Society of Notaries of Victoria Inc.
as a benchmark scale for notaries and the public with effect from 1 July 2021.

Victorian notaries are free to set their own fees as the Society does not control fees that notaries may charge.

The items in the scale are listed “Without GST” and “With GST

1Oaths, Declarations and AttestationsWithout GSTWith GST
1.1Administering an oath or affirmation, taking a declaration or attesting a signature (including, where applicable, completing a jurat or pre-printed acknowledgement or the like) without preparing and completing a notarial certificate$110.00$121.00
1.2Administering an oath or affirmation, taking a declaration or attesting a signature and preparing and completing a notarial certificate$180.00$198.00
1.3For each additional deponent, declarant or signatory at the same time$80.00$88.00
1.4Preparing and completing an exhibit note or annexure certificate$70.00$77.00
1.5Completing an exhibit note or annexure certificate prepared by others$50.00$55.00
2Certifying Copy DocumentsWithout GSTWith GST
2.1(a) Preparing and completing a notarial certificate certifying one individual copy document (of up to five pages)$180.00$198.00
(b) For each further page of the individual document (beyond five pages)$10.00$11.00
2.2Where appropriate and acceptable in the receiving jurisdiction:
(a) certifying two to five individual copy documents (of up to five pages each) under one notarial certificate$190.00$209.00
(b) for each additional copy document of up to five pages under the same certificate$50.00$55.00
(c) for each further page beyond five pages of an individual document certified$10.00$11.00
3Powers of Attorney in Private FormWithout GSTWith GST
3.1Attesting a Power of Attorney in private form for use overseas and identifying the donor; and
3.2Preparing and completing a notarial certificate as to the attestation of a Power of Attorney and certification of the donor's identity$220.00$242.00
4Australian Academic DocumentsWithout GSTWith GST
4.1Verifying an Australian testamur, academic document or record; and
4.2Preparing and completing a notarial certificate as to the verification of an Australian testamur, academic document or record and certifying a copy thereof$220.00$242.00
5Other Notarial CertificatesWithout GSTWith GST
5.1Preparing and completing a certificate of good standing of an Australian corporation$450.00$495.00
5.2Preparing and completing a certificate of Australian law:
(a) up to three folios$330.00$363.00
( for each folio beyond three$80.00$88.00
5.3Preparing and completing a certificate in relation to any matter not otherwise specified in this scale:
(a) up to three folios$180.00$198.00
(b) for each folio beyond three$80.00$88.00
6Duplicates
6.1For each of the first ten duplicate certificates providedHalf of the original fee
6.2For each duplicate certificate provided after the tenthOne-quarter of the original fee
7Authentic Form DocumentsWithout GSTWith GST
7.1Completing a notarial act in authentic form prepared by others, including one copy for the client and one copy for retention in the notary's protocol$360.00$396.00
7.2Preparing a notarial act in authentic form, including one copy for the client and one copy for retention in the notary's protocol per folio$120.00$132.00
8Ships' ProtestsWithout GSTWith GST
8.1Noting a protest prepared by a Ship's Master and entering in the register and providing one copy$385.00$423.50
8.2Each further copy$176.00$193.60
8.3Preparation of Extended Protest
Note: Fees may also be charged in accordance with Item I above
As per Supreme Court scale
9Miscellaneous Fees and Charges
9.1In relation to any matter not otherwise specified above, a notary may charge according to the First Schedule of the current Victorian Practitioner Remuneration Order in relation to matters such as:
  • attending at DAT and at Consulates (including uplifting documents)
  • filing documents with DFAT by post
  • preparing documents other than notarial acts, including affidavits and declarations
  • dealing with foreign language documents and translations
  • making and supply of photocopies and scanning of documents
  • reviewing of documents prior to appointments
  • receiving and sending emails advising about notarial procedures
  • other correspondence and perusals
  • attendances by telephone or otherwisesearching title or other searches
  • clerical work by staff members

9.2Notaries may recover all out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the supply of notarial services.

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