Australia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)

Designated Competent Authority(ies):

The Secretary to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Commonwealth of Australia

From 1 July 2015, Australian Embassies, High Commissions and Consulate (except Consulates headed by an Honorary Consul) will be empowered to issue Apostilles on original Australian public documents

Within Australia, Apostilles are issued by the Australian Passport Office in capital cities

Contact details:

Address: R.G. Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Barton, ACT 0221
Australia.
Telephone: +61 (2) 6261 1111
Fax: +61 (2) 6261 3111
E-mail: Authentications@dfat.gov.au
Language of communication: English
General website (see also “Practical Information”): http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/authen.html

Practical Information:

Please note that from 13 October 2014, certificates issued by Australia contain four letters followed by the next sequential number. Previously certificates were issued with an alphanumeric containing only one letter and four numbers.

Price: $80 Australian dollars
Useful Links: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/authen.html
Regional offices http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/our-services/passports/Pages/passports.aspx
Australian embassies and consulates http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/our-locations/missions/Pages/our-embassies-and-consulates-overseas.aspx

(This page was last updated on 29 March 2017)

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