Notarial Services - Legalising documents
Please be advised that in the May 2016 Federal Budget the Government committed to a significant increase in consular fees. The new fee structure will better align with the commercial rates charged by public notaries.
Notarial fees have not increased since 1 July 2000. These fees are legislated and individual Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions cannot change the fees charged for notary services.
The new fees will apply from 1 January 2017 and are listed within the 'fees' link below.
Open Times and Fees
Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Government/Embassy/Consulate, are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice. Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian High Commission in London guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.