Notary Public Services

What is Notary Public in NSW ?

Dominic Morabito is a Notary Public.  He has been appointed by the NSW Supreme Court and given statutory powers to witness documents, administer oaths, and perform other wide-ranging administrative functions for both national and international matters.

Dominic’s seals and signatures are officially recorded in a data base held the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), a government department authorised to issue Apostille or Authentication Certificates authenticating the signatures, seals or stamps of Notaries on Australian public documents.

What does a Notary Public actually do?

Dominic can assist you to:

  • Attests documents and certifies their due execution for use in Australia and overseas countries 
  • Prepares and certifies powers of attorney, wills, deeds, contracts and other legal documents, for use in Australia and overseas countries 
  • Administers oaths for Australian and international documents 
  • Witness signatures to affidavits, statutory declarations, powers of attorney, contracts, and other documents, for use in Australia and overseas countries 
  • Verifies documents for use in Australia and overseas countries 
  • Certifies copy documents for use in Australia and overseas countries 
  • Exemplifies official documents for use internationally 
  • Notes and protests bills of exchange 
  • Prepares ships’ protests 


What costs are charged for services?

In NSW, there is a recommended scale of fees for services performed. Usually, Dominic will charge in accordance with this standard scale, the link for which is below, although you should contact our office to confirm charges prior to making an appointment. 

NSW Scale of Fees (this should be a link to

Apostille and Legalising Services

Most international documents will require further authentication.  This can normally be done by obtaining an Apostille from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).   An Apostille is an official seal of the Australian Government which is recognised in countries that are a signatory to the Hague Convention.  Countries that are not a signatory will require legalisation of the international document at their respective consulates.  

We also provide, for an additional fee, an Apostille and Legalising Service, including obtaining Apostille(s) from DFAT and arranging legalising of documents from the relevant embassy or consulate.  Clients can provide the documents to our office and we arrange the whole service as a “one stop shop” saving time and hassle.  This service can be offered as an express service if urgency exists.

For the convenience of our clients, we can visit your home or place of business by prior arrangement.  

Arrange a consultation with Dominic for Notary Public advice.