Public Notaries Act 1997 – Section 9 – Rules for Public Notaries

Under section 9 of the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) the Admissions Board has a discretion to make rules “for or with respect to all or any” matters enumerated in the subsections to this section, namely, qualifications for appointment, examinations of alleged breaches, approval of candidates for appointment, the application process, the keeping of records, payment of fees, issuing of certificates, and “any other matters relating to the exercise of its functions under this Act.”

Accordingly, the Board is the primary authority which oversees the practice of the notarial profession and its members. The rules that the Admissions Board has made are contained in the Public Notaries Appointment Rules, which were originally promulgated on 3 July 1998 and appeared in the Government Gazette number 102 of that date, on page 5227. They have since been amended on a number of occasions, and those amendments have themselves been promulgated in subsequent editions of the Government Gazette. An updated and current version of the Rules can nevertheless be obtained on online archives such as the Attorney General’s ‘Lawlink’ database or the Australasian Legal Information Institute.

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