Who is an Authorised Person?

* Who can witness your NoIM? An Authorised Person.

Your signature on your NoIM must be witnessed by an Authorised Person.

NOTE. The Attorney General of Australia NO LONGER permits NoIMs to be witnessed by an Authorised Person via video. ALL witnessing of the NoIM must be carried out in the physical presents of the Authorised Person. (from 1/1/2024)

An Authorised Person Includes the following:

In Australia

(a) if a party signs the Notice in Australia:

  • an authorised  Celebrant,
  • a Commissioner for Declarations under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959,
  • a Justice of the Peace,
  • a barrister or solicitor,
  • a legally qualified medical practitioner*,
  • or a member of the Australian Federal Police or the police force of a State or Territory;
*a legally qualified medical practitioner means a person who is registered as a licensed practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia. The category is limited to GPs and specialist doctors and
It Does NOT include; pharmacists or physiotherapists, registered nurses, dentists or accountants.

Outside Australia

(b) if a party signs the Notice outside Australia — an Australian Consular Officer, an Australian Diplomatic Officer, a notary public, an employee of the Commonwealth authorised under paragraph 3(c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955, or an employee of the Australian Trade Commission authorised under paragraph 3(d) of the Consular Fees Act 1955. Note: For the definitions of Australian Consular Officer and Australian Diplomatic Officer, see section 2 of the Consular Fees Act 1955.