Australian High Commission
New Zealand

Notarial Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information 

While New Zealand COVID-19 Level 1 restrictions are in place, the Australian High Commission in Wellington and Australian Consulate in Auckland are able to provide appointments as normal. Additional procedures have been put in place for visitors to enable contact tracing and maintain hygiene standards.

Notarial Services are provided by the Australian High Commission in Wellington or Australian Consulate-General in Auckland, where the documents are of Australian origin, or are for use in Australia.

Please note: The Australian High Commission and Consulate-General in New Zealand provide Notarial Services by appointment only. 

Further information on Notarial Services is available on the Australian Government's Smartraveller website

 

Notarial Fees

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.

For services such as Statutory Declarations, Obtaining certified copies of documents, Australian land transfers etc, you will need to book an appointment prior to attending either office.

Appointments

How do I book an appointment? You can do so via our online booking system.

Book an appointment at the Australian High Commission, Wellington

Book an appointment at the Australian Consulate, Auckland

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.

Disclaimer

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.