Public Notaries Appointment Rules – Rule 3 – Exemptions from Rule 2(c)

Rule 3 of the Public Notaries Appointment Rules (NSW) states that “[t]he Board may, after considering the material provided by an applicant, exempt an applicant from the requirement of Rule 2 (c).” This means that the Board can waive the “Notarial Practice Course” requirement for candidates for appointment to the office of Notary Public in New South Wales.

The exemptions are made under the discretion of the Board, and only after candidates convince the relevant authority that they will meet the requirements mandated under professional standards without the need to complete the “Notarial Practice Course”.

The Board’s determination to grant a waiver will presumably be communicated to the candidate by way of some written notification. Although the Rules do not explicitly stipulate this, it is presumed that this written notification may also need to be included as part of the numerous annexures to the Form 1 under Rule 4.

Notarial services in Sydney (mobile in North Sydney, St Leonards and surrounds) can be offered to meet an individual’s needs, including the witnessing of affidavits, the authentication of materials (whether written or not), the taking of declarations, as well as the preparation of other notarial certificates that are intended to be utilised by external state authorities, non-government organisations (NGO) or other private institutions situated outside Australia. If you are looking for a Sydney Notary Public, we look forward to hearing from you.

The data in this post is based on reprint No. 1 (6 September 2013) of the Public Notaries Appointment Rules (NSW) as in force at 23 September 2008. This post is provided for general knowledge purposes only and is not to be treated as formal legal advice. This short article is copyright to the writer.