What is a Notary?

A notary public in Victoria is a senior lawyer who is responsible for certifying and attesting documents intended for use anywhere in the world.

The Society represents the practising Notaries Public in Victoria. It assists members of the public, government and institutions with general enquiries about aspects of notarial practice as well as the location of notaries in Victoria.

Notarial practice includes these services and more – just ask one of our members.

All information to be found on this site is provided by the Society and is necessarily general. If you have a specific query, you should raise it with a notary during the consultation.

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Victorian Notaries Bulletin No. 7 07052019 - mailchi.mp/687379a8541c/important-information-from-the-society-of-notaries-of-victoria-280287 ...

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3 weeks ago

The Society of Notaries of Victoria Inc.

Our President Michael Bula is proud to announce this play with English SURtitles [people keep wrongly writing SUBtitles] STARTS TONIGHT - calling all Notaries of Victoria - take a break from your notarial acts and enjoy - book nowFriends, supporters, lovers ... of the MFT, lend me your ears - the curtain rises on the funniest, best written POLITICAL comedy for years and with the Federal Election and the European elections this month - you NEED a dose of LAUGHTER!! book now before it's too late:

melbournefrenchtheatre.org.au/current-production-may/

The cast are waiting for you ... STARTS TONIGHT until Sat 4 May 2019!!
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3 weeks ago

The Society of Notaries of Victoria Inc.

Our President Michael Bula produces his 105th show - all notaries - come and support him!Voilà on vous attend! N'oubliez pas - la pièce commence mercredi! We are waiting for you! Don't forget the show starts this Wednesday! BOOK now on melbournefrenchtheatre.org.au/current-production-may/
before it's tooooo late ... you'll regret it ...
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4 weeks ago

The Society of Notaries of Victoria Inc.

Michael Bula SNV President is producing his 105th production for Melbourne French Theatre Inc. since 1977 - so plenty of experience to create a fantastic night out with ENGLISH surtitles to see a political masterpiece - book nowThe best political comedy in years starts NEXT week Weds 1 May 2019 and runs to Sat 4 May 2019 ONLY

A show full of surprises

Read more:
melbournefrenchtheatre.org.au/current-production-may/

Book now:
melbournefrenchtheatre.org.au/reservations/
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Process

Like other professionals, notaries appreciate clients making appointments prior to interviews, so they can be fully prepared.

In order for the document to be acceptable overseas, after notarisation, it may require intervention by an Embassy or Consulate [fees in addition to the notary’s fee are charged] and/or an Apostille or Legalisation that can only be obtained from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade [DFAT]. Notaries can advise you about these requirements dependent upon the destination country. You will generally need to:

  1. Provide the notary with your original identification documents together with your address. This varies for company, institutional or government clients with additional requirements.
  2. Sign and complete the document in the presence of a notary.
  3. Ask the notary to lodge and collect [the notary will charge for this] or you present the document to DFAT (by appointment or by mail) to get an Apostille or Legalisation for the current 2019 fee of $83 [in addition to the notary’s fee] but check first.

What does it cost?

The fees charged by notaries are discretionary, but there is a recommended scale of minimum charges. When you contact a notary he/she will advise you of the relevant fee.

Fees can cover matters such as correspondence, review of documents and instructions from overseas, advice on form, preparation of the notarial act or certificate, as the case may be, DFAT Apostille and Legalisation or even Consular services, to name a few.

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