Consular Officers can provide certified copies of certain original documents. Consular officers will only certify documents that are Australian in origin, or are intended for use in Australia, or have been requested by an Australian Federal, State or Local Government authority.
The Australian Consulate-General uses a stamp which the following wording appears on our certified copies: “This is a true copy of the document presented to me", followed by the certifying officer’s stamp with their name, title and the Consulate stamp.
Should you require alternative wording you might consider approaching a Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, or other specified professional, to perform the service for you.
If your documents were issued electronically, please bring along an electronic copy (e.g. on your phone/tablet) or email a copy of the document to the Consulate prior to your appointment.
Authorising someone to certify your documents
Please note you should be present for the Consulate to certify your documents. If you are unable to attend the Consulate in person, you must write an authorisation letter to authorise another person to have the documents certified on your behalf. Please provide a document to match your signature on the authorisation letter.