As part of this commitment, we acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the lands where our offices are located. The Queen Street Office rests on the land of the Wurundjeri people, part of the Kulin Nation, whose territory includes the area around Port Phillip and Western Port, up into the Great Dividing Range, and the Loddon and Goulburn River valleys.

This land, providing sustenance, medicine, and shelter, was treated with respect and care by the Kulin Nation. Similarly, our Box Hill South Office resides on the land traditionally owned by the Wurundjeri people. The Wurundjeri’s rich cultural heritage, deep land connection, and traditions of storytelling and environmental stewardship are integral to the history and culture of this region.

In recognizing and respecting these traditional owners, we honor the Elders past, present, and emerging. This acknowledgment is a vital part of our commitment to appreciating Australia’s diverse history and supports our dedication to creating a more equitable and inclusive environment for all.

Diversity, Inclusivity & Respect

At John Pearce Solicitor & Notary Public, we believe that diversity, inclusivity, and a deep respect for our cultural heritage are not just values, but essential practices that enrich our professional environment and the community we serve. Our commitment to these principles is unwavering, guiding every aspect of our business operations and interactions.


We embrace and celebrate the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our clients and staff. Our team represents a variety of ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations. Understanding that a mosaic of experiences and viewpoints contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of our community’s needs, we foster an environment where everyone feels valued and respected.


Dedicated to creating an inclusive atmosphere, we ensure that our services, facilities, and communications are accessible to everyone. Our notary service is a place where every client feels heard, understood, and supported, regardless of physical abilities or language barriers.

Community Engagement:

Our connection to the community extends beyond notarial services. Our leadership’s experience, such as a three-year directorship at DOXA YOUTH FOUNDATION, underscores our commitment to supporting disadvantaged youth and community development. We actively participate in local initiatives promoting social justice, education, and economic empowerment, believing in the power of mutual growth and understanding.

Favourite Melbourne CBD & Box Hill South spots and services:

Max on Hardware Lane
Address: 54 – 58 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Max on Hardware Lane (Melbourne): Max on Hardware is a celebrated restaurant located in the iconic Hardware Lane in Melbourne. This establishment is known for its wood-fired pizzas, pasta, and classic Campari. It’s a long-standing icon of the area, having been established in 1990. The restaurant has a rich history, including weathering the challenges of the pandemic and planning for expansion.

Piccolina Gelateria Naturale
Address: 43 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.

Palermo Restaurant
Address: 401 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

Namsan Korean Restaurant

Address: Lower Shop 3, 200 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Ezymark Supermarket
Address: 660 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

Bean Lab Coffeeshop
Address: 174 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Address: Shop 1 & 2 461 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Box Hill South Area

Baketico by Wonder Pies Surrey Hills
Address: 268 Canterbury Rd, Surrey Hills VIC 3127, Australia

Sky Skin Care
Address: 207 Elgar Rd, Surrey Hills VIC 3127, Australia

Address: 29 Station Street, Camberwell, VIC 3124