With extensive experience and exceptional skills, our public notaries can notarise all of your documents in your preferred language.
A notary public in Victoria is a senior lawyer who is responsible for certifying and attesting documents intended for use anywhere in the world.
Like other professionals, notaries appreciate clients making appointments prior to interviews, so they can be fully prepared.
Notarisation refers to any act that must be performed by a Notary Public.
This may include administering oaths and affirmations, taking affidavits and statutory declarations, witnessing and authenticating the execution of certain classes of documents, taking acknowledgments of deeds, preparing protest notes and bills of exchanges, and preparing marine protests in cases of damage.
Thank you for choosing Bardo Lawyers’ Notary Public Services, all our Notarial services will be offered by our Principal solicitor Nazim El-Bardouh , Nazim is an experienced lawyer with over 10 years experience, he is also an accredited specialist in immigration law. 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.
Welcome to Bardo Lawyers, your trusted companion in legal document authentication. As your dedicated Notary Public in Melbourne, we are here to ensure that your documents are notarised accurately and efficiently, with a level of skill that comes from extensive experience.
What exactly is a Notary Public, you might wonder? In Victoria, a Notary Public is a senior lawyer, like those at Bardo Lawyers, who has the authority to certify and attest to documents for them to be valid internationally.
We value your time and the importance of your documents. That’s why we encourage appointments to be made, allowing us to be fully prepared to handle your notarization needs with the utmost attention.
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”
|1||Oaths, Declarations and Attestations||Without GST||With GST|
|1.1||Administering 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|
|1.2||Administering an oath or affirmation, taking a declaration or attesting a signature and preparing and completing a notarial certificate||$180.00||$198.00|
|1.3||For each additional deponent, declarant or signatory at the same time||$80.00||$88.00|
|1.4||Preparing and completing an exhibit note or annexure certificate||$70.00||$77.00|
|1.5||Completing an exhibit note or annexure certificate prepared by others||$50.00||$55.00|
|2||Certifying Copy Documents||Without GST||With 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|
|2.2||Where 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|
|3||Powers of Attorney in Private Form||Without GST||With GST|
|3.1||Attesting a Power of Attorney in private form for use overseas and identifying the donor; and|
|3.2||Preparing 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|
|4||Australian Academic Documents||Without GST||With GST|
|4.1||Verifying an Australian testamur, academic document or record; and|
|4.2||Preparing 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|
|5||Other Notarial Certificates||Without GST||With GST|
|5.1||Preparing and completing a certificate of good standing of an Australian corporation||$450.00||$495.00|
|5.2||Preparing 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|
|5.3||Preparing 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|
|6.1||For each of the first ten duplicate certificates provided||Half of the original fee|
|6.2||For each duplicate certificate provided after the tenth||One-quarter of the original fee|
|7||Authentic Form Documents||Without GST||With GST|
|7.1||Completing 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|
|7.2||Preparing 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|
|8||Ships' Protests||Without GST||With GST|
|8.1||Noting a protest prepared by a Ship's Master and entering in the register and providing one copy||$385.00||$423.50|
|8.2||Each further copy||$176.00||$193.60|
|8.3||Preparation of Extended Protest|
Note: Fees may also be charged in accordance with Item I above
|As per Supreme Court scale|
|9||Miscellaneous Fees and Charges|
|9.1||In 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:
|9.2||Notaries may recover all out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the supply of notarial services.|
In relation to any matter not otherwise specified in the scale, a notary may charge fees in accordance with the First Schedule of the current Victorian Practitioner Remuneration Order in relation to matters such as:
In order to use certain documents in a jurisdiction outside Australia, you may be required to have such documents legalised for use in that country. The rationale behind this is that individuals, organisations and government authorities want to know that a document or signature is authentic and when a document comes from another country, they may want an international certification. This is where a notary public comes in.
Notary publics have the authority to authenticate and witness documents and signatures on documents. Further steps in the legalisation process shall need to be carried out in order for the document to be used outside Australia. What is a Notary Public? A notary public, or notary, is a public officer, usually appointed by a State or Territory Supreme Court, and given statutory powers to witness documents, administer oaths, and perform other legal functions of a national and international nature.
A Justice of the Peace or solicitor in Australia may provide similar services, with the clear distinction that they are not allowed to witness documents for use in foreign countries. Notaries have this exclusive right and are the only true international solicitor in Australia. All Notaries’ seals and signatures must be officially recorded in a data base held by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), who is authorised to issue apostille or authentication certificates certifying that the signatures, seals or stamps of Notaries on documents are authentic. In order to apply to be a Victorian Notary Public, you must be a Victorian Lawyer with at least 5 years of experience and have completed the prescribed Notarial Practice Course. The applicant may then apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board (the Board). Upon appointment, the name of the notary is entered on the Roll of Public Notaries maintained by the Board.
If you are signing documents for and behalf of a corporate entity, you shall need to additionally bring with you original documents to show that you are authorised to execute documents for such entity.
Please note that the above three steps are what one would generally expect to have to carry out in order to legalise your documents. However, different embassies or consulates may require additional documents or steps to be carri