Posted on June 19, 2019
The general rule for apostilles and authentications is that government documents can be directly apostilled without needing notarisation. Every non-government document requires notarisation before getting an apostille or authentication.
I keep a running list of government documents that need to be notarised at https://apostillestamp.com.au/what-government-documents-need-to-be-notarised-before-getting-apostilled/
Typical non-government documents I see that require notarisation are
- Powers of Attorney
- Statutory declarations
- Property Deeds
I will continue to add to this list as I encounter new non-government documents that need to be notarised before getting apostilled or authenticated.
If a document needs to be signed then it must be signed in front of a notary. I have notaries all around Australia which can help with this function.