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Authorised Witness Australia Inc.

Supporting Authorised Witnesses

A not for profit association dedicated to improving the proficiency of persons who witness formal documents; Authorised Witness Australia Inc. provides professional development to authorised witnesses* and Justices of the Peace for Australian jurisdictions.

Programs focus on witnessing practices for common documents such as: affidavits, statutory declarations, certified copies, and selected documents that witnesses see on a regular basis, such as; Powers of Attorney, Verification of Identity, and Advance Care Directives.

Authorised Witness Australia develops your capability in witnessing documents. It is not mandatory. It is in addition to any pre-appointment training that may be required by your governing body.

* Authorised Witness; a person who is authorised to witness a signature or certify a copy of a document.
This may be a person appointed, in an occupation, profession, or in some cases simply an adult.

Breaking News - Witnessing Checklist app

We are pleased to announce the release, of the first in our series, of JP Checklist applications, that you can download to your device. These applications are a series of checklists for witnesses, to use to assist them when witnessing a range of documents. 
For Western Australia Justices of the Peace - Click here.

Example Training Module
Advance Care Directives - Sth Aust

As an introduction - We have provided an example of one of our training modules for Advance Care Directives. Click here.

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Why Choose Us?


The membership structure is designed to provide you with the level of service you require and fit within your budget. 100% of fees go toward inproving this service.


Available 24/7 wherever you may be at a time convenient to you. 

Top Service

Our professional development is targeted to specific requirements in each jurisdiction as well as best practices Australia wide.


Our developers are qualified educators, each with over 20 years experience in witnessing documents. 

Our Services

Bronze Membership

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Silver Membership

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Gold  Membership

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Platinum Membership

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Client Testimonials

Terry obviously has an excellent understanding of pedagogy and competency based instruction and, as such, has been able to tailor the training modules and tests accordingly… 

Professor David Battersby PhD

An excellent product, very well designed and developed by someone who knows and understands the subject matter along with the ways to construct effective training programs. 

Kennece Coombe PhD

I love it. You have put a lot of work into this and I just want you to know it is very much appreciated.

Sue Clarke JP