Members witnessing statutory declarations

Members of Governance Institute may have a statutory declaration made before them under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959

Members can visit Australian Government Attorney-General's Department website for this information. Members will note that this information notes that it is Members of Chartered Secretaries Australia who can witness statutory declarations.

The Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department has advised Governance Institute that, due to the operations of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, the change of our name from Chartered Secretaries Australia to Governance Institute of Australia should not affect the ability of our Members to witness Commonwealth of Australia statutory declarations.

The department also proposes to review the regulations in 2015—16 and any updates to organisation names will be considered at that time.

States and territories have other laws and requirements regarding statutory declarations. If you need to make a statutory declaration that concerns a state or territory matter, the Australian Attorney-General's Department website provides links to the relevant websites.

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