Certifying documents

Certifying documents

What is a certified document/photocopy?

Supporting documents must be provided to Macquarie University as either original documents or certified copies. A certified copy is a photocopy of the original that has been 'certified' as a true copy of the original.

Who can certify a document?

A document can be certified by a Justice of the Peace or someone currently employed as one of the following:

  • Accountant – member of a recognised professional accounting body or a registered tax agent
  • Bank manager
  • Credit union branch manager
  • Commissioner for declarations
  • Barrister, solicitor or patent attorney
  • Police officer
  • Postal manager
  • Principal of an Australian secondary college, high school or primary school
  • Doctor, pharmacist or registered nurse
  • Defence force officer

Justice of the Peace services can be found at  Student Connect located at 18 Wally's Walk, Level 2  MUSE. This is service is currently unavailable due to the COVID-19 requirements.

How to certify documents outside of Australia

Most Australian embassies, high commissions and consulates will certify documents that are intended for use in Australia. Visit Smartraveller for more information.

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