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About Us

We are the team dedicated to simplifying and streamlining your document verification, authentication, and notarisation process, known more commonly as attestation.

Welcome to Australian Attestation Services

We pride ourselves as being your one-stop-shop for attestation and apostille services in Australia. Whether you are in Australia or abroad, we endeavour to make the difficult and time-consuming process of attestation as painless as possible with the end-to-end services that we provide.

Australian Notary Services

In addition to attestation and apostille services, we also offer document preparation, notary, and legalisation services.


Professional legal services

In addition to document preparation, notary, and legalisation services that we offer, Bannermans Lawyers – our parent company, provides high quality specialist legal services to the strata, development, construction, and insurance industries.

Since the firm’s establishment in 2007, it has applied its expertise and industry experience to becoming Sydney’s leading strata law firm, employing a team of over 30 staff, including approximately 20 highly skilled lawyers. Find out more at:


Meet The Team

Joseph Bannerman – Partner, Notary Public

T: 61 2 9929 0226
F: 61 2 8920 2427

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Before joining Australian Notary Services as a Notary Public in January 2015, Joseph worked for 6 years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates as In-house Legal Counsel in the corporate head offices of, a multinational seaport operator and a multinational telco.

During his time as In-house Counsel, Joseph was involved in many projects where document notarisation, authentication and legalisation was required. Such projects involved multi-million-dollar mergers, acquisitions, and divestments. Joseph was responsible for drafting authorisation documents such as powers of attorney, proxies, board resolutions etc, authorising the execution of transaction documents. Joseph was additionally responsible for ensuring documents associated with these complicated transactions were fully legalised for use in different jurisdictions.

This experience has given Joseph an in-depth understanding in drafting complex authorisation documents and document legalisation for use in many different jurisdictions.

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Additionally, as part of his duties as In-house Legal Counsel and also in a personal capacity, Joseph had to deal directly with the:

  • Dubai Notary Public
  • Department of Justice in Dubai
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dubai and
  • Australian Consulate in Dubai

This experience has given Joseph an excellent understanding of the requirements of document notarisation, authentication, and attestation for use in the United Arab Emirates.


  • Appointed as a Public Notary of New South Wales
  • Master of Laws, Australian National University
  • Admitted as a lawyer of the New South Wales Supreme Court
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Western Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Macquarie University

Matthew Jenkins – Partner, Notary Public

T: 61 2 9929 0226
F: 61 2 8920 2427

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Prior to joining Bannermans Lawyers in September 2006, Matthew worked for over ten years in the finance sector in several large international companies. He undertook his legal studies whilst working full time and was admitted in 2008.

Matthew has an excellent understanding of all aspects of case management and client issues and he has quickly risen through the ranks at Bannermans Lawyers from a law clerk to his present position as Partner.

Matthew became a Notary Public and joined ANS in October 2015.


  • B Av.(UNSW)
  • Juris Doctor (UTS)
  • Member of the Law Society (NSW)
  • Member of the Strata Community Australia (SCA) NSW
  • Notary Public of NSW
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Adele Saunders – Notary Assistant

T: 61 2 9929 0226
F: 61 2 8920 2427
E: asaunders@bannermans.com.au

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Adele has been at Bannermans Lawyers and Australian Notary Services since 2022. Adele has been an active member of our administrative and notary teams and constantly strives to maintain a high standard of professionalism, efficiency, enthusiasm, and attention to detail. Some of her duties as a notary assistant include:

  • Arranging and preparing for client appointments;
  • Providing quotes to clients, processing client payments and preparing invoices;
  • Drafting and preparing notarial certificates for use internationally;
  • Organising domestic and international courier deliveries;
  • Liaising with government departments and foreign embassies/consulates;
  • Preparing and arranging the attestation of documents by foreign embassies/consulates;
  • Attending to submit attestation documents to Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT); and
  • Requesting academic verification for Australian tertiary degrees
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See what some of our satisfied
clients have to say about
Australian Attestation Services

I highly recommend Australian Notary Services. Their service was exceptional. I required my documents attested quickly and they did everything they could to help.

Court-Allen Ankins

Swift, efficient and professional. Handled my Graduate certificate notarization and attestation with the United Arab Emirates embassy in Australia so smoothly. Got my documents back to Malaysia within 12 days.

Sangeetha Umakanthan

I used ANS for a notarized copy of my University Degree. They were extremely responsive to my emails and the process was fast & efficient. Their services was a god sent given I was in Hong Kong at the time and required an Australian notary public but could not make the trip overseas. Would recommend them.

Ta Lent Yum

I got my Bachelor attested for a contract I was starting in Dubai and I can’t express how much simpler it is to go through these guys. We started to do it ourselves and we could have saved so much time and stress if we came here first. They took care of the whole thing.

Emma Bianco

I got my bachelor’s degree attested for a contract I was starting in Dubai, and I can’t express how much simpler it is to go through ANS. We started to do it ourselves and we could have saved so much time and stress if we had come here first! They took care of the whole thing.

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