Navigating the world of official documents can be challenging. One frequent question that arises is: who can certify copies of original documents in Australia? In this blog post, we'll break down the comprehensive list provided by the "Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 (Vic.)" to give you clarity.

Authorised Individuals for Document Certification:

Under Section 39 of the Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 (Vic.), the following individuals are authorised to certify copies of original documents:

  • Medical and Health Professionals:

    • Chiropractor
    • Dentist
    • Medical practitioner
    • Midwife
    • Nurse
    • Occupational therapist
    • Optometrist
    • Pharmacist
    • Physiotherapist
    • Psychologist
    • Veterinary surgeon
  • Legal Professionals:

    • Legal practitioner
    • Notary public
    • Judge
    • Magistrate
    • Justice of the Peace
    • Commissioner for Affidavits
    • Commissioner for Declarations
    • Bailiff
    • Clerk of a court
    • Registrar, or Deputy Registrar, of a court
  • Financial Professionals:

    • Accountant (various criteria)
    • Financial adviser or financial planner
  • Engineering and Architecture:

    • Architect
    • Engineer (with various qualifications)
  • Other Professionals and Public Servants:

    • Migration agent
    • Patent and trademarks attorney
    • Police officer and reservist
    • Protective service officer (PSO)
    • Australian Public Service employee with specific criteria
    • Agent of the Australian Postal Corporation in charge of public postal services
    • Australian Consular Officer or Australian Diplomatic Officer
    • And many more...

(Note: This list is extensive and for brevity, only select roles are mentioned above. For the complete list, it would be best to refer to the "Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 (Vic.).")

Why Stamps Matter in Document Certification:

While the individuals listed above are authorised to certify documents, utilising a certification stamp not only adds a touch of professionalism but also significantly enhances the efficiency of the process. Imagine the time saved by not having to write out certification text for each document manually. That's where Stamp Lab comes into play. We are your premier destination for document certification stamps, offering a variety of options tailored to your needs. Our collection includes personalised 'True Copy' stamps, multipage certification stamps, legal practitioner stamps, and Justice of the Peace stamps. Whether you choose from our range of predesigned templates or customise your own, you're ensuring a faster and more polished certification process.

Document certification is a rigorous process, ensuring the validity and trustworthiness of copies. By understanding who is authorised to certify, you can navigate this process more efficiently. And always remember, while a signature is valuable, a stamp adds an additional layer of authenticity an

Disclaimer: This information is accurate as per the "Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 (Vic.)". It's always a good practice to consult the latest regulations or acts for updated information.

Dylan Gow