Public Notaries Act 1997 – Section 5 – Eligibility for Appointment

Section 5 of the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) outlines the main criteria for the appointment of Notaries Public in the state of New South Wales. The section states that “[a] person cannot be appointed as a public notary unless the person is a barrister or solicitor of not less than 5 years’ standing as either a barrister or solicitor.”

This means that an applicant for appointment as a Notary Public must have had a current practicing certificate (i.e. license to practice law) for a minimum period of five years. Section 9 of the Act also states that the Admissions Board has the power to institute Rules in which the particulars for admission are outlined in further detail.

Sydney notarial services (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 documents, the taking of declarations, as well as the drafting of other notarial acts which are intended to be utilised by foreign government authorities, non-government organisations (NGO) or other private institutions based outside the Commonwealth. If you are looking for a Sydney Public Notary, we look forward to hearing from you.

The explanatory information provided on this domain is based on reprint No. 1 (9/5/’06) of the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) as in force on 17/7/’09. This short article is provided for general knowledge purposes only and is not to be used for the purposes of legal advice. This short article is copyright to the writer.