Witnessing documents

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Overview

One of the fastest ways to have your signature witnessed or your document certified is at a participating post office.

Witnessing signatures

Some organisations need your signature to be witnessed by an authorised person at the time you sign their document.

Depending on the organisation's specific requirements, we may be able to witness a signature on a document for you* at one of our conveniently located post offices.

Certifying documents

In most cases, our post office staff can certify documents as being true copies of the original document.

Whether we can certify your document depends on the criteria set by individual organisations.

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* We don't process forms, verify content or perform identity checks as part of our signature witnessing or document certification service.

How to

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Have your signature witnessed

  1. Check with the relevant organisation that our post office staff are eligible to witness your signature on their document.
  2. Bring your original document and valid photo identification to any post office.
  3. Sign your document in front of one of our staff members and show your identification^. Our staff will then counter-sign your document on the spot to confirm that they have witnessed you sign the document.

Have your document certified

  1. Check with the relevant organisation that our post office staff are eligible to certify your documents.
  2. Bring your original document to any post office.
  3. Our staff will take a photocopy and sign the document to certify that it's a true copy of the original.

Get it done today!

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^Depending on the nature of the request, an Australia Post staff member has the right to decline being a witness (at their discretion).

Pricing

Witnessing signatures

There is no fee for witnessing a signature.
 

Certifying documents

For the first document (1 or 2 sided) that is certified as being a true copy of the original 
$4.95  
For subsequent documents (1 or 2 sided) that are certified as being a true copy of the original 
$2.95 

We do not charge for this service if you have one of the following government-issued concession cards:

  • MyPost concession account card
  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Pensioner Concession Card (DVA-PCC)
  • Centrelink Health Care Card - SA only (HCC-SA)

Get it done today!

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