The Legal Profession Admission Board administers the appointment of Public Notaries in NSW. The Executive Officer of the Board is the Registrar of Public Notaries and maintains the Roll of Public Notaries. Please note the Admission Board does not provide information about the services given or, the fees charged by persons appointed as Public Notaries.
Public Notaries are appointed pursuant to the Public Notaries Act 1997 and the
Public Notaries Appointment Rules 1998Persons interested in seeking appointment as Public Notaries are advised to read s.11 of the Public Notaries Act 1997 before applying for appointment.
IMPORTANT - The name of the applicant appearing on Form 1 must match your original certificate of admission. If your name has changed since admission to the Roll you must make an application to officially change your name on the Roll of Lawyers. An application is made to the Professional Services Officer, Legal Profession Admission Board, GPO Box 3980, Sydney, 2001. The application must comprise; the original certificate issued by the New South Wales Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages or an equivalent body in another State or Territory of Australia, a statutory declaration setting out the circumstances for the change of name and the prescribed fee. An application for a change of name on the Roll of Lawyers must be submitted BEFORE the closing date of application for appointment of public notary.
A Public Notary must advise the Board within 28 days of a change of address or other particulars in
Form 5 and include the prescribed fee.
The Registrar may issue a certificate of current appointment to a Public Notary who wishes to evidence his/her current enrolment as a Public Notary. Apply using
Public Notaries are required to provide annually to the Registrar a notification of their current particulars in
Form 6 with the prescribed fee.