Australian Consulate-General
Noumea, New Caledonia
French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna

Notarial Services, including witnessing, certifying and issuing legal documents


Notarial services are procedures which facilitate legal recognition of documents in Australia. A limited range of notarial services can be provided by the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea. These services are for Australian documents, or foreign documents intended for use in Australia.

It is your responsibility to ensure you present the correct forms and documents and provide correct instructions. If you are unsure, consider seeking legal advice. Neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Consulate-General in New Caledonia can guarantee the legal effectiveness of the document or the accuracy of its contents.

Please also check Certificates of no impediment to marriage for documents issued by the Australian Consulate-General for marriages.

The Australian Honorary Consulate in Papeete (French Polynesia) does not perform notarial services (witnessing signatures, certifying true copies or originals, etc.). Consider checking with the relevant Australian authority whether there are local options such as a foreign citizen who holds a particular title or occupation (e.g. notary public, lawyer, police officer, etc.) who may be accepted as a witness. The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea regularly visits French Polynesia, at which times, notarial services may be provided. Notarial services during official visits are advertised on our website and on our Facebook page.

Please note notarial services are on appointment only and that fees apply.  Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.
In New Caledonia and from 3 April 2017, fees are payable only by credit or debit card (American Express is not accepted), in Pacific Francs (XPF).
For appointments in French Polynesia during official visits, fees will only be payable in cash at the exact amount.
Please contact us for current fees converted to Pacific francs (XPF).

For further information and appointments:
Consular Office (ph. +687 27 01 20 – email: Consular.Noumea@dfat.gov.au