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Notarial Fees

CASHFees for Witnessing Signatures and Certifying Documents

Under the Consular Fees Act of 1995, fees are charged for these services. Our fees are updated monthly against the current exchange rate.


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 below.


Please note that fees are based on a single copy of a single document, or signature. 


FEES AS OF 1st February 2018

Witnessing a signature - cost per signature

$71.00 £41.00

Making and certifying a copy of a document or part of a document - cost for each document 

$71.00 £41.00

Authenticating a document - cost for each document

Affixing an Apostille to a document - cost for each document









Witnessing the execution of a will $71.00 £41.00
Issuing a Certificate of No Impediment $143.00 £82.00


Click here for a payment mandate form, if sending documents by post. 

All fees to be paid in £ Sterling.
Australian Dollar amount is shown as a guideline only.

Change is provided and all transactions come with a tax invoice/receipt.
Most debit/credit cards (excluding Amex) are accepted. Australian eftpos cards cannot be processed.

NOTE: No GST/VAT is payable on the above fees and receipts are issued for all transactions.