Australian High Commission
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India, Bhutan

Statutory declaration signatory list

Statutory declaration signatory list

A statutory declaration under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959 may be made before–

(1) a person who is currently licensed or registered under a law to practise in one of the following occupations:

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Legal practitioner
  • Medical practitioner
  • Nurse
  • Optometrist
  • Patent attorney
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Trade marks attorney
  • Veterinary surgeon

(2) a person who is enrolled on the roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory, or the High Court of Australia, as a legal practitioner (however described); or

(3) a person who is in the following list:

  • Agent of the Australian Postal Corporation who is in charge of an office supplying postal services to the public
  • Australian Consular Officer or Australian Diplomatic Officer (within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955)
  • Bailiff
  • Bank officer with 5 or more continuous years of service
  • Building society officer with 5 or more years of continuous service
  • Chief executive officer of a Commonwealth court
  • Clerk of a court
  • Commissioner for Affidavits
  • Commissioner for Declarations
  • Credit union officer with 5 or more years of continuous service
  • Employee of the Australian Trade Commission who is:

(a) in a country or place outside Australia; and
(b) authorised under paragraph 3(d) of the Consular Fees Act 1955; and
(c) exercising his or her function in that place

  • Employee of the Commonwealth who is:

(a) in a country or place outside Australia; and
(b) authorised under paragraph 3(c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955; and
(c) exercising his or her function in that place

  • Fellow of the National Tax Accountants’ Association
  • Finance company officer with 5 or more years of continuous service
  • Holder of a statutory office not specified in another item in this list
  • Judge of a court
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Magistrate
  • Marriage celebrant registered under Subdivision C of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961
  • Master of a court
  • Member of Chartered Secretaries Australia
  • Member of Engineers Australia, other than at the grade of student
  • Member of the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants
  • Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Member of the Australian Defence Force who is:

(a) an officer; or
(b) a non-commissioned officer within the meaning of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 with 5 or more years of continuous service; or
(c) a warrant officer within the meaning of that Act

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants or the National Institute of Accountants
    Member of:

(a) the Parliament of the Commonwealth; or
(b) the Parliament of a State; or
(c) a Territory legislature; or
(d) a local government authority of a State or Territory

  • Minister of religion registered under Subdivision A of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961
  • Notary public
  • Permanent employee of the Australian Postal Corporation with 5 or more years of continuous service who is employed in an office supplying postal services to the public
  • Permanent employee of:

(a) the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority; or
(b) a State or Territory or a State or Territory authority; or
(c) a local government authority;
with 5 or more years of continuous service who is not specified in another item in this list

  • Person before whom a statutory declaration may be made under the law of the State or Territory in which the declaration is made
  • Police officer
  • Registrar, or Deputy Registrar, of a court
  • Senior Executive Service employee of:

(a) the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority; or
(b) a State or Territory or a State or Territory authority

  • Sheriff
  • Sheriff’s officer
  • Teacher employed on a full-time basis at a school or tertiary education institution