Statutory Declaration

Overview of the Commonwealth and state guidelines for statutory declarations

In Australia, the Commonwealth has its own legislation and specific requirements for statutory declarations, as do each of the states and territories. This applies to both the verbal declaration to be said out loud, and the type of document to be used. As with certified true copies, the process and the wording used for statutory …

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What are statutory declarations?

According to the Australian Government, a statutory declaration is: a written statement declared to be true in the presence of an authorised witness.  The Statutory Declarations Act 1959 governs the use of statutory declarations in matters involving the law of the Australian Commonwealth, Australian Capital Territory, and other territories but not including the Northern Territory. It is a legally …

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