Any one of the following authorised persons can certify documents as being true and correct copies.

1. A person who is currently licensed or registered under a law to practice in one of the following occupations:

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Legal practitioner
  • Medical practitioner
  • Nurse
  • Optometrist
  • Patent attorney
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Trade marks attorney
  • Veterinary surgeon


2. A person enrolled on the roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory, or the High Court of Australia, as a legal practitioner


3. A person on the following list:

  • Australia Post Permanent Employee or Agent (who is currently employed with the post office & has at least two continuous years of service or is in charge of supplying postal services to the public)
  • Australian Consular Officer or Australian Diplomatic Officer (within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955)
  • Bailiff
  • Bank Officer, Building Society Officer or Credit Union Officer (with two or more continuous years of service)
  • Commissioner for Affidavits or Declarations
  • Fellow of the National Tax Accountant's Association
  • Finance Company Officer (with two or more continuous years of service)
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Marriage celebrant (registered under Subdivision C of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961)
  • Member of Chartered Secretaries Australia
  • Member of Engineers Australia (other than at the grade of student)
  • Member of the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants
  • Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Member of the Australian Defence Force (who is an officer; or a non-commissioned officer within the meaning of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 with two or more years of continuous service or a warrant officer within the meaning of that Act)
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants or the National Institute of Accountants
  • Member of Commonwealth Parliament, State Parliament, Territory Legislature or a Local Government Authority (State or Territory)
  • Minister of Religion (under Subdivision A of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961)
  • Notary Public
  • Permanent employee of the Commonwealth (or Commonwealth Authority) or a State or Territory (or State or Territory Authority) or a Local Government Authority with two or more years of continuous service
  • Person before whom a statutory declaration may be made under the law of the State or Territory in which the declaration is made
  • Police Officer or Sheriff
  • Teacher employed on a full-time basis at a school or tertiary education institution
  • Senior Executive Service Employee of the Commonwealth (or Commonwealth Authority) or a State or Territory (or State or Territory Authority)
  • Court Officer: Registrar or Deputy Registrar of a Court, Judge, Clerk, Magistrate, Master of a Court, Chief Executive Officer of a Commonwealth Court


4. An Officer with, or Authorised Representative of an Australian Financial Services Licensee (who has had at least two years of continuous service with one or more licensees)