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.

Statutory Declarations

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.

Document Certification

Please ensure that you have made copies of the documents you need certified, and that you have the original documents with you when attending.

Authorised Witness

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 B2.25 every Wednesday between 10.00 am – 12.45 pm except during inter trimester breaks.

Other University staff may also be willing to provide this service.  A list of University Solicitor’s Office staff and other University staff (PDF, 125.1KB) qualified and willing to take a Statutory Declaration and certify copy documents is provided

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