About Us

The Society of Notaries of Victoria is one of the oldest continuous societies in Australia.

The Society represents the practising Notaries Public in Victoria. Notaries are an ancient branch of the legal profession holders of a unique office of trust who have special knowledge and experience in matters which cross international borders and jurisdictions. The Society was founded in 1883, according to Victorian Notary (2018) by Paul J. Cariss.

It is the sole representative body of the Victorian Notariat and part of a national and international network of notariats offering opportunities and events well beyond Victoria in common/civil law.

The Find a Member link will take you to lists of our members.

Like other legal professionals, notaries rely on their clients to provide them with all of the factual details necessary to find a solution to their needs. Usually this will include details or a model/draft of your foreign document known as a notarial act [which may be in public or private form – ask your notary], instructions or advice from overseas and your identity and civil status documents, to name a few.

All of these documents and sometimes more will need to be produced to and as required by the notary.

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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Council Members

Michael Bula
(03) 9347 8333
Vice President
Philip Earle
(03) 9642 2270
Honorary Secretary
Adewale Oladejo
(03) 9863 7732
Eugene Naidoo
(03) 9762 2094
Immediate Past President
John Pearce
(03) 8648 6541
Prof Peter Zablud
(03) 9670 4222
Joseph Coleiro
0418 843 803
Gayle Neville-Hill
0438 369 563
Georgia Grammenos
0422 375 299
John Buordolone
(03) 8648 6450

Co-opted Members

Tony French
(03) 9387 2944
Joseph Lukaitis
(03) 9819 5515

Life Member Notaries

Don Chisholm

Melvyn Barnett

Phillip Hamilton

Lance Woodhouse

Paul Cariss

Prof Peter Zablud