A notary public (also called a public notary) in Australia and on LawTap is a lawyer who has formal authority to notarise (authenticate or certify the authenticity of) documents for use in foreign countries and international documents for use in Australia as will as witness documents and take oaths.
A Justice of the Peace (JP) only is not a notary public and cannot certify documents for international use, only for use in Australia. A notary public has an official seal that they stamp or affix to the document near their signature that will make the document acceptable for overseas Governments and authorities (for example, in the USA, UK or China).
Wherever you are in Australia, from Sydney to Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane, you can use LawTap to find and instantly book an appointment with the best notary public today.
A notary public can also help you by preparing, certifying, witnessing and notarising all types of documents, including Wills, powers of attorney, affidavits, statutory declarations, business contracts, property contracts and other legal agreements as well as note bills of exchange.
Remember to bring your identity documents, such as your current drivers licence or passport to your appointment with your notary public. Many LawTap notaries public offer appointments during business hours, after hours and on weekends.