Have your documents certified by our Notary Public, so they can be used both here and overseas

Notary Public – Adelaide


Bambrick Legal’s Notaries are appointed by the South Australian Supreme Court.

They can help you with many types of documents that require verification or certification, including:

  • Contracts, documents, and certificates that will be used overseas
  • Affidavits, powers of attorney, and statutory declarations that will be used overseas
  • Copies of original documents, which will be used overseas
  • Verification of Identity
  • Personal statutory documents
  • Verification of a company’s good standing, and other business and commercial documents.
What is a Notary Public?

In South Australia, a Notary Public is a person who is usually a senior legal practitioner duly authorised, admitted and sworn as a notary by the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Notarisation is a process in which a Notary Public acts as an official witness and certifies the authenticity of a range of documents, verifies identities of individuals, administers oaths and takes declarations that are to be applied for solely international purposes.

Notarisation is typically required for certain legal documents, such as affidavits, contracts, deeds, and powers of attorney, in order to attempt to prevent fraud and ensure that the document can be used as evidence in court if necessary.

The process typically requires the Notary Public to verify the identity of the person signing the document, to ensure that the document is signed under their own free will, and then requires the affixing of an official seal or stamp on the document to indicate that it has been notarised.

What is the difference between a Notary Public and a Justice of the Peace?

A Notary Public is a lawyer with more than 5 years of continuous experience. They must hold a current practicing certificate. Notaries can advise on matters of law and are able to prepare documents destined for international use.

A Justice of the Peace may not be a lawyer, and can only certify documents to be used within Australia.

Read more here.

What is the difference between an Apostille & Authentication?

An apostille and authentication are both used to verify the authenticity of a document, but they differ in terms of their scope and the countries in which they are recognised.

An apostille is a certificate that is issued by a designated authority in the country where the document was issued.  The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is the designated authority in Australia responsible for issuing apostilles.

The apostille certifies that the signature or seal on the document is genuine and that the person who signed the document had the legal authority to do so.

Apostilles are typically used for public documents, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and academic transcripts, and are recognised by countries that are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention.

Authentication is different.  It is a broader term that refers to the process of verifying the authenticity of a document or signature for use in a foreign country that is not a signatory to the Hague Apostille Convention.

Authentication involves obtaining a series of certifications, often from various government agencies, to confirm that a document is genuine and that the person who signed it had the legal authority to do so. The final certification is typically obtained from the embassy or consulate of the country where the document will be used.

How It Works


1. Book an Appointment

Book an appointment to see one of our Notaries.

If your document is in another language, check when you book whether it must be translated.


2. Document Preparation

Prepare your documentation.

We can discuss this more thoroughly with you over the phone.


3. Bring your Documents & ID

Bring your documents and suitable identification, such as your passport and driver’s license.


During Your Appointment


During your appointment, our Notary Public will:


1. Verify

Verify that you are who you say you are.


2. Signature Authority

Verify that you have the authority to sign.

This is particularly important if you are representing an organisation or company.


3. Decision-Making Capability

Make sure you are capable of making decisions.


4. Document Understanding

Check that you understand the intention and effect of the document being signed.


5. Legal Compliance

Verify that the document is lawful.

Note: If your document is unlawful, or appears to be forgery or fraudulent, our Notary will be unable to help you.


Why Bambrick Legal for Notary Services?


When you work with our Notaries, you gain:

  • access to a multi-lingual team: we are fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, and Italian
  • certainty with known costs
  • access to deep expertise and efficiency, with 10+ years of industry experience
  • a relationship with a Notary who is upstanding, honest, and clear
  • … and much more.

Bambrick Legal’s expert Notaries act in the interest of the transaction, ensuring its integrity.


Understanding the Costs


Fees at Bambrick Legal are competitive and cost-effective.

It is only after speaking with you and properly understanding your unique needs that we can provide costs for our Notarial services.


Call today to book your appointment


All your questions will be answered at the time of booking.

Book your appointment today.

What Our Clients Say

“A friend of mine required a Public Notary to certify several documents that she needed to take overseas.

My initial telephone enquiry was handled by Billie. Her friendly questions regarding my friend’s needs, and her straightforward explanations of the process that would be taken, assured me that I had selected an efficient and knowledgeable business. A meeting time was arranged for us to bring the required identification and the documents.

At this meeting, everything was explained and the process commenced. We were introduced to Adrian who explained what would be done for the verification, how the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade would be involved and given a time-frame indication. Colour copies of the documents were made for my friend to hold while the originals were away and payment was made.

Within just a few days we were phoned to say that we could collect them. I assumed that we would have to submit these to DFAT for their verification. When we arrived at Bambrick Legal we discovered that this had already been done, and the documents were now all finalised and ready for my friend to use overseas.

We cannot compliment Bambrick Legal, and in particular Adrian and Billie, too highly for their knowledgeable, professional and friendly service. The process involved in certifying several documents for overseas use was seamless, efficient and helpful in the extreme.” – Vince

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