Witnessing documents

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Witnessing and certifying documents at Australia Post

Overview

One of the fastest ways to have your signature witnessed or your document certified is at a participating Australia Post retail outlet.

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 retail outlets.

Certifying documents

In most cases, our retail outlet 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.

Get it done today!

Visit our Post Office Locator to find your nearest retail outlet.

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

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How to

Have your signature witnessed

  1. Check with the relevant organisation that our retail outlet staff are eligible to witness your signature on their document.
  2. Bring your original document and valid photo identification to any Australia Post retail outlet.
  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 retail outlet staff are eligible to certify your documents.
  2. Bring your original document to any Australia Post retail outlet.
  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!

Visit our Post Office Locator to find your nearest retail outlet.

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

Pricing

A fee of $4.95 is charged for each signature we witness, or document that we certify as being a true copy of the original. We don't charge for this service if you have one of the following government-issued concession cards:

  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Pensioner Concession Card (DVA-PCC)
  • Centrelink Health Care Card Type SA ONLY (HCC-SA).

Get it done today!

Visit our Post Office Locator to find your nearest retail outlet.

Find an outlet

Find your nearest participating Australia Post retail outlet.