Statuatory declarations

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Statuatory declarations

A statutory declaration is a written statement which you sign and declare to be true before an authorised witness. A Justice of the Peace can act as authorised witness to the signing of a statutory declaration.

Statutory declarations are commonly used to legally verify names, addresses, insurance claims, superannuation matters, lost passports and as evidence to support sick leave.

You can find a range of statutory declarations by searching on the website

If you are wanting a witness for a Commonwealth Statutory declaration under the Commonwealth Statutory Declarations Act 1959 it will need to be witnessed by a person included on the Australian Government's list of authorised witnesses


Last updated: 
Monday, 22 August 2016
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