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Are notary public services free?

Notary Fee - Free QuotesNO. Unlike services from a justice of the peace, services from a notary public are generally NOT free. In Australia, a notary public is also a lawyer and so the fees charged by notary publics and lawyers depend on the specific notary, lawyer or firm.

In NSW, the State Government issues recommended notary fees which are increased from time to time. A copy of the recommended notary fees are available from the Society of Notaries of New South Wales, see

Please be aware that notaries are not required to follow the recommended notary fees, and the actual fees charged for notary public services may vary greatly between different notaries and different firms but they are generally NOT free. It is possible that other notaries may even charge more – we do not.

Not free, but our notary fees are generally lower than the recommended notary fees

If you want to know more about our notary fees, please contact us for a quote by visiting our Notary Fees page or calling us on 02 9687 8885. Speak to our friendly lawyers and notary public about our notary public services and our notary fees or visit our other frequently asked questions:

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Do you have any questions?

Sending documents from Australia to other countries can be complicated. We make it simple.

If your documents must be stamped with an apostille or authenticated and then legalised, we can help with that too. We’ve also created a flowchart to explain the process.

Not sure what you need? Contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

So, what’s next?

Visit our Notary Fees page for a free quote for our notary public services. Otherwise, call us on +61 2 9687 8885 to speak with our friendly team about your requirements.

Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?

We’re a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney. We’re known for:

  • Our experience and expertise in notarising documents for other countries;
  • Our low-cost fixed fees and service offerings; and
  • Our availability to help on short notice.

Our office is conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area. We help clients from across Sydney and beyond with personal, professional and timely notary public services.

Ern Phang
Ern Phang
Notary Public

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, a boutique law firm in Parramatta and a leading provider of quality notary public services to satisfied clients across Sydney and beyond.

Ern Phang is a director of Phang Legal and a notary public (since 2005). Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the issues faced by his clients in sending documents to countries all over the world.

All information on this website is for general purposes only and correct at the time of publication. Only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.
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