Notarial services are provided by the Australian Consulate-General in Los Angeles when the documents are Australian in origin or for use in Australia. These services are not available at the Honorary Consulate in Denver.
Authenticating and/or Certifying Australian Education Certificates
The Consulate-General can only authenticate or make certified copies of education documents issued by an accredited Australian education authority. Please note that the education document must first have been verified by the central Student Administration office or the nominated representative of the issuing institution as a 'true and accurate record’ of the certificate issued to the student. You should contact the Australian institution where the certificate was issued for information on how to obtain their verification. Further information is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.
We cannot authenticate or certify copies of education certificates issued by an education institution outside Australia. For these, you should contact the Embassy of the country in which the education certificate was issued.
Do I have to come in person?
These notarial services can be done either by mail or in person:
- Certifying copies of original documents
All other services must be done in person. This includes witnessing signatures (eg. for land transfers and driving licences), affadavits and wills.
If you wish to obtain an Authentication, Certified Copy or Apostille through the mail, you must send your original documents. Make sure that you provide clear instructions on what services you want us to perform, including numbers of copies, and the payment. Payment include a Credit Card Authorisation Form. Documents that are mailed without the correct payment will be returned unprocessed.
We recommend that you use a courier that allows you to track delivery of your documents. The Consulate-General can return your documents by FedEx for an additional charge of USD$15 for each outbound shipment of up to 0.5 pounds. If you prefer, you can provide a prepaid letter-sized envelope with the courier company of your choice.
Please address all mail to:
2029 Century Park East, Suite 3150
Los Angeles, CA 90067