A Public Notary is a public officer, usually a practising Solicitor or Attorney, who is appointed for life by a State or Territory Supreme Court and given statutory powers to authenticate documents, administer oaths, and perform other duties of this nature.

Unlike Justices of the Peace (JPs) who are appointed under State law and cannot witness documents of a foreign nature, a Public Notary is recognized almost anywhere in the world.

Peter Rusbourne, Partner, is a Public Notary. He was appointed by the Chief Justice of New South Wales on 1 October 2010.

Peter can help you with:

  • Attesting documents and certify their due execution for use in Australia and overseas countries
  • Prepare and certify powers of attorney, wills, deeds, contracts and other legal documents, for use in Australia and overseas countries
  • Administer oaths for Australian and international documents
  • Witness signatures to affidavits, statutory declarations, powers of attorney, contracts, and other documents, for use in Australia and overseas countries
  • Verify documents for use in Australia and overseas countries
  • Certify copy documents for use in Australia and overseas countries
  • Exemplify official documents for use internationally
  • Note and protests bills of exchange
  • Prepares ships’ protests

For further details on how we can assist your needs, please call