Notarial Services are provided by the High Commission (Wellington) or Consulate-General (Auckland), where the documents are of Australian origin, or are for use in Australia. Further information on Notarial Services is available on the Australian Government's Smartraveller website
Australian Land transfer information, please refer to http://smartraveller.gov.au/services/legalising-documents/pages/overseas.aspx#selling-or-buying-land-or-property-in-australia.
The fees can be viewed here. Fees in New Zealand dollars are assessed monthly to align to exchange rate movement.
Please note: the Australian High Commission and Consulate-General in New Zealand provide Notarial Services by appointment only.
We will need to schedule an appropriate diplomatic/consular officer to witness or certify your document.
If you do not have an appointment, you may need to wait until an officer is available or have an appointment scheduled for another day/ time.
Obtaining certified copies of documents
Authentications and Apostilles
Pilot's licences under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement
Renewing Australian Driver Licences
Obtaining a birth, death or marriage certificate from Australia
Consular Fees and Charges
Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Government, are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial services you require. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice. Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian High Commission, Wellington, New Zealand guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.