An Apostille Certificate & International Document Legalisation Service


Australian public/government or notarised private documents that need  to be recognised or accepted by overseas businesses, governments, courts or others must be verified, authenticated or "legalised"… that is, formally proved valid and genuine by the country of issue via official records.

An Apostille Certificate is a short and simple form of legalisation, but available only to those countries that are signatories to The Hague Convention.

If not a signatory to The Hague Convention, full document legalisation by the foreign country's Embassy or Consulate in Australia is required in place of an Apostille Certificate.




How to Order



Obtaining an Apostille Certificate or an Embassy/Consulate legalisation/attestation of your Australian public or correctly notarised document/s doesn't have to be a heartbreaking challenge. We're here to help!

You are most welcome to drop off your document/s needing to be apostilled  by DFAT or legalised  by an Embassy/Consulate to our city office which is  located at Level 1, 299 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 anytime between 9.00 am and 5.00pm and one of our helpful receptionists will advise on the next step in the process. Plese note we are working from home  due to pandemic and therefore can not attend to you personally. Our staff at our city office will forward to us at our home via courier any documents you may wish to drop off, but collection of processed documents from our city office is unavailable and delivery is by exptess post only.

Alternatively, you may deliver your document/s by express post to our Post Office Box address... which is PO Box K1328, Haymarket, NSW, 1240. Make a note of tracking number. We recommend this mrthod of delivery.

We are working from home due to current pandemic conditions so there may be a small delay in getting back to you if necessary to contact you... which will be via email the next day.

As we are working from home,  our Public Notary is unable to perfrom face to face notary witnessing of documents and respectively suggest you locate a working notary near your home or work for this purpose by navigating this useful website...

Our notary is however, able to certify/notarise scanned copies of documents.

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Documents witnessed by a JP, Solicitor, Registrar of a Court, or Commissioner of Affidavits and not a Public Notary DO NOT QUALIFY for an Apostille Certificate or legalisation/attestation. Only a Notary who is a world wide known and accepted functiomsry can witness international documents requiring apostilles or attestations.

Also, if your document that requires witnessing by a Public Notary, ensure that the Notary is aware that you intend to have the notarised document apostilled, as all pages of a multple paged document have either to be bound together with Notary ribbon or signed and sealed on all pages. This also applies to notarised/certified copies of documents.

Michael Twemlow, Solicitor/Notary

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Apostille Australia: Summary of Costs

  • Apostille Certificate: $300.00 per document (including DFAT filing fees)
  • Authentication certificate: $300.00 per document (including DFAT filing fees)
  • Notary Services: $100.00 per document
  • Notarial Certificate: $250.00 – if not more than five (5) pages
  • Embassy & Consulate legalisation / attestation: $350.00 PLUS Embassy/Consulate Fees (email for quote)

About the owner Michael Frederick Twemlow

About the owner Michael Frederick Twemlow

Michael Frederick Twemlow was admitted to practice as a solicitor, attorney and barrister in NSW, Australia in 1965.

He is retired from legal practice allowing him to concentrate exclusively and efficiently providing apostille/legalisation/notary services worldwide as a commercial agent.

His clients include many large Australian and multi-national companies. He also acts for various Australian and international commercial enterprises.

Michael is a member of the International Union of Notaries, The Law Society of NSW, The Society of Notaries of NSW, and Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries.

Need apostille or legalisation services for an Australian public document?

We provide fast and efficient Apostille or Embassy/Consulate legalisation services required for Australian public documents wherever you are located..within Australia or elsewhere around the world.

Let us take these important, complicated, and time-consuming processes off your hands.

Our Apostille/Legalisation service saves you time and money by processing your paperwork directly with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

Our Services

How we assist

How we assist

Apostille Australia Certificate Service provides notary, apostille and legalisations services and undertakes on behalf of its clients the necessary processes associated with the legalisation of all Australian public documents for use overseas.

How we operate

How we operate

Apostille Australia Certificate Service is a professional company specialising in nation-wide expedited legalisation of public documents for international use. For over 5 years, we have been Australian leaders in Apostille and Embassy Legalisation services.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Apostille Australia Certificate Service

We invite you to read carefully the linked information pages published on this website, particularly Frequently Asked Questions, before you respond to this invitation for further information.

Should you require further information, or your query remains unresolved, complete and submit the email form opposite and one of our staff will reply email shortly. We do not respond to telephone enquiries due to international and national time differences.

Any queries that have published answers on our website pages should not be the subject of your enquiry.

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