Public Notaries Act 1997 – Schedule 1 – Clause 3 Saving of Appointment of Certain Public Notaries

Because the new Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) effectively repeals the Public Notaries Act 1985 (NSW) and because the authority of Notaries Public derive from the governing legislative instruments, there may be uncertainty as to the status of Notaries Public who were appointed under the old, repealed Act.

Clause 3 of the First Schedule of the new Act cures this uncertainty by explicitly stating that the appointment of Notaries Public under the old system remains valid. The clause reads as follows:

A person who was a public notary under the repealed Act immediately before its repeal by this Act is taken:

(a) to be a public notary appointed under this Act, and
(b) to have satisfied the requirements of this Act for appointment as a public notary.

Additional provisions exist under clause 4 in this Schedule in respect of candidates for appointment as Notaries Public, whose applications were lodged before the repeal of the old Act but not yet completed.

Sydney notarial services (mobile in Chatswood, Lane Cove, Artarmon and surrounds) can be offered to meet an individual’s or business needs, including the witnessing of statements, the authentication of materials, the taking of declarations, as well as the production of other notarial certificates that are intended to be used by overseas government authorities, non-government organisations (NGO) or other private institutions situated outside the Commonwealth of Australia. If you are looking for a Sydney Notary Public, we look forward to hearing from you.

The descriptive information published on this page is based on reprint No. 1 (9.5.2006) of the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) as in force on 17.7.2009. This brief article is published and intended to be used for general knowledge purposes only and is under no circumstances to be considered to be legal advice. This short article is copyright to the writer.