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Australian Statutory Declarations – Commonwealth and State

A statutory declaration or “stat dec” is a written statement declared to be true in the presence of an authorised witness.

In Australia a Stat Dec can be made under State Law or Commonwealth Law depending upon the circumstances requiring the document.

Each state and Territory, except the Australian Capital Territory, have their own legislation. People in the ACT would make a Stat Dec according to the Law of the Commonwealth.

Prescribed Form

The legislation sets out the prescribed form that the statutory declaration must be in, which includes specific wording and acknowledgements. The legislation also specifies certain persons who are authorised to witness a statutory declaration.

A statutory declaration may be invalid if it is made using an incorrect form, is witnessed by a person not prescribed by the legislation or if it is incomplete.

Under the legislation dealing with statutory declarations, a person who wilfully makes a false statement in a statutory declaration is guilty of an offence and may be fined, jailed or both.

Please see the documents below for the Stat Dec in WORD format required for each state.

Completing Your Statutory Declaration – Download this essential Guide as a guide for each state.

Commonwealth Statutory Declaration – To be used in matters involving the Commonwealth and the Australian Capital Territory

NSW (New South Wales)

NT (Northern Territory)

QLD (Queensland)

SA (South Australia)

TAS (Tasmania)

VIC (Victoria)

WA (Western Australia)

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