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  • Fast Notary Public for Document Certification, Attestation & Witnessing
    (Powers of Attorney, ID Verification, Testamurs etc)
  • Apostille & Authentication DFAT Services Available
  • Have Peace of Mind with Competitive Timed Fees
  • Melbourne CBD & Box Hill South Offices (7 Days & After Hours Available)
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Fees (inclusive of GST) are based on the amount of time it takes for the official Notarial Seal and Signature to be applied to your document(s):

Notary Appointment LengthApproximate SignaturesFeeFee
(Credit Card)
1 – 5 MinutesApprox 1 to 3 signatures on document/s$99$102
6 – 10 MinutesApprox 4 to 6 signatures on document/s$132$135
11 – 15 MinutesApprox 7 to 10 signatures on document/s (or 1 Notarial Certificate)$176$180
16 – 20 MinutesApprox 11 to 14 signatures on document/s$220$225
21 – 25 MinutesApprox 15 to 18 signatures on document/s (or 2 Notarial Certificates)$275$281
26 – 30 MinutesApprox 19 to 21 signatures on document/s (or 3 Notarial Certificates)$330$337
Offsite Notarial Services per hour$550$561
Legal Services per hour$660$674
Updated Dec 17 2023
Note that the above figures are estimates only.  The actual fee will be based on the real amount of time taken to notarise the documents presented.

Please Note: This Office provides a fee estimate based on the information you provide, we reserve the right to charge according to the above fees for the time it actually takes to notarise your document(s). It is constantly said by clients that my fees are most competitive – the industry standard can be found at link.

What you need to bring: 100 points of ID as well as all documents needing to be notarised.


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Our Notary Offices

Melbourne CBD Office
Level 13, 200 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000
(Extended Business Hours & Sundays)

If you are in need of notarial services within the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) or the Eastern Suburbs (Box Hill South), we can provide you with personal service by appointment. The Melbourne Office is close to Melbourne Central, Collins Street, trams in Bourke Street and buses in Lonsdale Street.

Eastern Suburbs Home Office 
10 Frank Street, Box Hill South  3128
(After Hours & Weekends)

Please ring bell at right hand side steps and proceed to rear of property

From the Melbourne CBD,  the Box Hill South Home Office is a convenient  and pleasant drive along the Eastern Freeway to Elgar Road, turning right into Elgar Road, then a few kilometres down to Riversdale Road, then turning left at Riversdale Road for less than a kilometre, and finally turning right into Frank Street, Box Hill South – fourth house on the right to the Home Office of John Pearce Solicitor & Notary Public. Press the bell at the Right Hand Side Steps and proceed to rear of the residence.


  • A Notary Public can certify that copies of documents are authentic, especially if the certified copies are to be produced overseas.
  • A Notary Public can witness signatures on documents, including Powers of Attorney, which are for production in another country.
  • A Notary Public can certify that documents are authentic originals.

John Pearce provides personalised, flexible and cost effective solutions for all of your notarisation needs, with After Hours and Weekend availability. His services include:

  • Witnessing the signing of documents
  • Certifying copies of documents
  • Preparing, attesting and certifying deeds and other documents such as Power of Attorneys
  • Providing certificates of law for use overseas
  • Taking declarations and receiving affidavits for production overseas
  • Noting ships protests and preparing extended protests
  • Noting and protesting bills of exchange
  • Arranging for the Issuing of Apostille/Authentication Certificates from DFAT
  • Arranging for legalisation of documents from Embassies/Consulates

A Notary Public is a person recognised by law as having the ability to verify signatures and authenticate documents for production overseas. A Notary holds a unique office of trust and fidelity within the legal system.

A Notary Public uses an official stamp and Notarial Seal which are placed on official documents. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) retains a copy of a Notary’s Seal and Signature so that, where applicable for a particular country, DFAT can provide an Authentication Certificate or Apostille Certificate as to the authenticity of the Notary’s Signature and Official Seal.

John Pearce is a Notary Public available at short notice by appointment during Business and After Hours including Weekends in the Melbourne CBD Office and in the Eastern Suburbs Home Office. John Pearce provides notarial services that are appreciated by his thousands of past clients, as is evident in testimonials. His care and concern for every client ensures the process of notarising documents is simple and convenient. A mobile service is available in the Melbourne CBD. You can book an appointment instantly online via the Blue Boxes or by calling 03 8648 6541 during Business Hours.

The Need for Witnesses

For Powers of attorney that are to be produced overseas, particularly in India, there is often the need for two witnesses to be present. 

If this is the case with your Power of Attorney, please book an appointment during business hours in the city office so that witnesses can be provided by this office. There is no extra fee for this service. 

But note that witnesses from this office will only sign in the witnessing section, as well as provide their name and this office’s address as their own address for any follow up. If your witnesses are required to supply, say, details of their passport or parent age, then you need to supply your own witnesses. 

You also need to provide your own witnesses if your appointment is after hours or on weekends at either our City Office or Box Hill South Office. Note also that it is not appropriate to have witnesses sign your Power of Attorney before you attend the Notary’s office – “witnessing” requires you to sign in the physical presence of the Notary as well as the witnesses.

What you need to bring: 100 points of ID as well as all documents needing to be notarised.

Please Note: Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice may incur a fee. Please ensure that you arrive in a timely manner.

John is not a Justice of the Peace (JP)

Please Note: John is NOT a Justice of the Peace (JP) Rather, he is a Senior Solicitor who, as a NOTARY PUBLIC, authenticates documents generally for production OVERSEAS – Notary fees are applicable. JPs are generally required for DOMESTIC purposes. No fee is involved. JPs are not lawyers but persons who have volunteered to authenticate documents generally for production in AUSTRALIA, not overseas. Find a Justice of the Peace here

Updated: December 2023