Notarial services are procedures which facilitate legal recognition of documents in Australia. A limited range of notarial services can be provided by the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea. These services are for Australian documents, or foreign documents intended for use in Australia.
Regarding certified copies of original documents, we cannot issue a certified copy of a document that is expired or has been tampered, altered, or otherwise damaged. Fees are charged per document requiring certification, each document photocopied and certified separately. We are unable to photocopy multiple documents onto one page. We will photocopy your documents and apply the following certification: "This is a true copy of the document presented to me". These are DFAT approved words and cannot change. The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea is not authorised to provide other variations of certifications.
Relevant officers at the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea can provide notarial services as Authorised Consular Employees or Consular Officers (diplomats), empowered under the Consular Fees Act 1955.
It is your responsibility to ensure you present the correct forms and documents and provide correct instructions for the notarial service you require, including advising which identification documents you need to present and the category of officer required to perform the service. If you are unsure, consider seeking legal advice. Neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Consulate-General in New Caledonia can guarantee the legal effectiveness of the document or the accuracy of its contents.
Please also check Certificates of no impediment to marriage for documents issued by the Australian Consulate-General for marriages.
Please note notarial services are on appointment only and that fees apply. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.
From 3 April 2017, fees are payable only by credit or debit card (American Express is not accepted), in Pacific Francs (XPF). Please contact us for current fees converted to Pacific francs (XPF).
For further information and appointments:
Consular Office (ph. +687 27 01 20 – email: [email protected])