One of the fastest ways to have your signature witnessed or your document certified is at a participating Post Office.
About Witnessing Documents
Support & FAQs
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.
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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Find out where you can get your documents witnessed
* We don't process forms, verify content or perform identity checks as part of our signature witnessing or document certification service.
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...
Have your signature witnessed
Check with the relevant organisation that our Post Office staff are eligible to witness your signature on their document.
Bring your original document and valid photo identification to any Post Office.
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
Check with the relevant organisation that our Post Office staff are eligible to certify your documents.
Bring your original document to any Post Office.
Our staff will take a photocopy and sign the document to certify that it's a true copy of the original.
^Depending on the nature of the request, an Australia Post staff member has the right to decline being a witness (at their discretion).
There is no fee for witnessing a signature.
For the first page (1 or 2 sided) that is certified as being a true copy of the original
For subsequent pages (1 or 2 sided) that are certified as being a true copy of the original
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)