A Notary Public also known as public Notary in Australia is normally a senior solicitor appointed by a relevant state Supreme Court. Notaries prepare legal documents for use in foreign countries.
Only a Notary in Australia may witness an affidavit, statutory declaration, power of attorney, or certify or verify documents, copied documents required for use in foreign countries.
An Apostille is a certificate issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade certifying a document has been notarized by a notary public. To obtain an apostille, a Notary pubic must notarise the documents.
Notarised documents notarised by Notary Public can be Authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The authenticated documents then must be taken to the relevant consulate or embassy before it can be sent to the intended country for use.
You must first make an appointment to see notary public.