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Who can be a Commissioner for Declarations?

People who are Commissioners for Declarations because of their profession

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Legal practitioner
  • Medical practitioner
  • Nurse
  • Optometrist
  • Patent attorney
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Trade Marks Attorney
  • Veterinary Surgeon

People who are Commissioners for Declarations because of an appointment they hold

  • Agent of the Australian Postal Corporation who is in charge of an office supplying postal services to the public
  • Australian Consular Officer or Australian Diplomatic Officer (within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1985)
  • Bailiff
  • Bank officer with 5 or more continuous years of service
  • Building society officer with 5 or more years of continuous service
  • Chief executive officer of a Commonwealth court
  • Clerk of a court
  • Commissioner for affidavits
  • Commissioner for declarations
  • Credit union officer with 5 or more years of continuous service
  • Employee of the Australian Trade Commission who is:

a) in a country or place outside Australia; and

b) authorised under paragraph 3(c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955; and

c) exercising his or her function in that place.

  • Employee of the Commonwealth who is:

a) in a country or place outside Australia; and

b) authorised under paragraph 3(c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955; and

c) exercising his or her function in that place.

  • Employees of the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management employed as:

a) Customer Service Officers;

b) Police Public Enquiries Officers; and

c) Property Officers.

  • Fellow of the National Tax Accountant's Association
  • Finance company officer with five or more years of continuous service
  • Holder of a statutory office not specified elsewhere
  • Judge of a court
  • Justice of the peace
  • Magistrate
  • Marriage celebrant registered under Subdivision C of division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961
  • Master of a court
  • Member of Chartered Secretaries Australia
  • Member of the Engineers Australia other than at the grade of student.
  • Member of Association of Taxation and Management Accountants
  • Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Member of the Australian Defence Force who is:

a) an officer; or

b) a non-commissioned officer within the meaning of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982; or

c) a warrant officer within the meaning of that Act

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Society of Certified Practicing
  • Accountants or the Institute of Public Accountants
  • Member of

a) the Parliament of the Commonwealth; or

b) the Parliament of a State; or

c) a Territory legislature; or

d) a local government authority of a State or Territory

  • Minister of Religion registered under Subdivision A of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961
  • Notary public
  • Permanent employee of the Australian Postal Corporation with 5 or more years continuous service who is
  • employed in an office supplying postal services to the public
  • Permanent employee of:

a) the Commonwealth or Commonwealth authority; or

b) a State or Territory or State or Territory Authority; or

c) a local government authority

with 5 or more years continuous service who is not specified elsewhere

  • Person before whom a statutory declaration may be made under the laws of the State or territory in which the declaration is made.
  • Police officer
  • Registrar or Deputy Registrar of a court
  • RSPCA Inspector
  • Senior Executive Service Officer of

a) the Commonwealth or Commonwealth authority; or

b) a State or Territory or of State or Territory authority

  • Sheriff
  • Sheriff's officer
  • Teacher employed on a full time basis at a school or tertiary education institution.