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
From 1 January 2017, notarial fees will increase. The new fees can be viewed here in Australian dollars. The new fees take into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased in 2000, the growing cost of delivering services and rising demand. 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.
How do I book an appointment? You can do so via our online booking system, which is available here: https://passports1.gettimely.com/book
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 the document/s relating to the notarial act/s you require are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for witnessing the document/s. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating the witnessing of a particular document you should seek independent legal advice. Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in Post/Country can guarantee the legal effectiveness of documents witnessed by them.