Public Notaries Act 1997 – Section 1 – Name of Act
Section 1 of the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) establishes the short title of the Act. The title of an Act can sometimes be used to assist a Court in interpreting provisions of that Act. The “long title” provides more details in this regard. More information about the “long title” of this Act can be found at our brief review of the Act’s long title.
Legal professionals appointed as Notaries under the Act can be called either “Public Notaries” or “Notaries Public”. This can be the source of some confusion, but there is no substantial difference between “Notaries Public” and “Public Notaries”. Both terms are used interchangeably, though “Notaries Public” tends to be more popular in New South Wales. Notaries who are appointed under the Act are entitled to add the post-nominals “NP” after their name to indicate the office they hold in the legal profession.
Notarial services in Sydney (mobile in Mosman, Neutral Bay, Cremorne and surrounds) can be provided to meet a business’ requirements, such as the witnessing of contracts, the authentication of written materials or objects, the taking of declarations, as well as the drafting of other notarial acts intended to be utilised by foreign government authorities, non-government organisations (NGO) or other private institutions located outside the Commonwealth. If you are looking for a Sydney Public Notary, we look forward to hearing from you.