Statutory Declarations and Document Certification
The University Solicitor's Office provides a Statutory Declaration and document certification service to students if the documents are required in relation to studies.
A Statutory Declaration is a legal document which the maker must sign in the presence of an authorised witness, declaring that the information it contains is true and correct.
A standard form Statutory Declaration is provided below. It may be downloaded as either a PDF or Word file. Please complete the form but do not sign it. It must be signed in the presence of a person qualified to witness Statutory Declarations:
When presenting to make a Statutory Declaration, please ensure that you have photo identification with you. The authorised witness must sight your identification before they can take a Statutory Declaration.
Please ensure that you have made copies of the documents you need certified, and that you have the original documents with you when attending.
A list of persons authorised to take a Statutory Declaration and certify copy documents can be found on the Victorian Department of Justice website. The Department of Justice operates a signing station at the Burwood Campus. A Justice of the Peace is on Campus:
- in Room B2.37 every Wednesday between 10.00 am – 12.45 pm except during inter trimester breaks; and
- in the Library on Wednesdays of weeks 1, 6 and 11 of each trimester between 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Other University staff may also be willing to provide this service. A list of University Solicitor’s Office staff and other University staff (PDF, 243.9KB) qualified and willing to take a Statutory Declaration and certify copy documents is provided