A statutory declaration is a written statement that a person (the declarant) signs and declares to be true and correct in the presence of an authorised witness.
As part of making a statutory declaration, it is usual for the declarant to repeat the following words in the presence of the authorised witness: 'I solemnly and sincerely declare that the contents of this declaration are true and correct and that this declaration is signed with my true name and signature.'
A statutory declaration must also contain a written acknowledgment by the declarant that it is true and correct and is made in the belief that a person making a false declaration is liable to the penalties of perjury.
Visit an authorised statutory declaration witness
The next step is to have the statutory declaration witnessed by one of the many people authorised to do so, such as a:
- Justice of the Peace
- police officer
- court registrar
- bank manager
- medical practitioner
For a full list of persons who may witness a Statutory Declaration please visit the Department of Justice and Regulation
Reviewed 06 January 2020