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Terms of use


What is a notary public?

Notarial practice

Authentication of the notarial act


"My commission expires ..."

When a notary will decline to intervene

Copies of academic and education credentials

Foreign language documents

International wills

The origins of the notary's seal

About me

David Thomas Banner

3, Sussex Terrace, Hawthorn, South Australia 5062
Telephone: 0435 588 775
(International: + 61 435 588 775)


The office of notary is an unique public office of trust and fidelity, which is given recognition throughout the world. Every Australian notary is a senior lawyer of high integrity and long experience, with extensive legal skill and knowledge. Every notarial act calls for the application of those characteristics. Notarial fees reflect this, as well as the gravity of the notarial act.

Notarial fees are not specifically regulated in South Australia. Notaries in this State therefore fix their own fees. 

My fees will generally be charged in accordance with my scale of notarial fees.  However, I reserve the right to charge on a different basis, according to the nature, difficulty or complexity of the matter.

It is not always possible to provide a prior estimate of my fees, but, if provided, any such estimate will not be a binding quotation and will be subject to my assessment of the documents and the work required, once I have all relevant information. The final cost will be determined by the work actually performed.

All fees and disbursements are formally invoiced and receipted. Payment must be made before documents will be released. The following methods of payment are accepted:

I do not offer BPay or credit card facilities.