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COVID-19 Update

June 2020

With many states enacting legislation about remote signing of documents within their domestic boarders, Notaries must be aware of their individual state legislative requirements and exercise extreme caution.

The Board is pleased to provide members with the latest Practice Note kindly supplied by the Society of Notaries of New South Wales titled “Remote Notarisation – Don’t do it”.

Annual Membership Fees

COVID-19’s interruption

The Board is very conscious that many members may be experiencing a change in their financial circumstances as a result of COVID-19.

To help members through this time, the Board has approved a reduction of the annual membership fee to $250 inclusive of GST.  We hope that this assists members for this coming financial year.  Annual invoices will shortly be sent by email and by post.  Payments of course maybe made online.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, please get in touch with Justin Betar, Executive Governor and Secretary, to discuss how the College can help you maintain your membership.

Hunter Valley Masterclass

Australian Masterclass coming in October

As restrictions are easing, the Board is pleased to announce an onshore Conference in October 2021 (date to be fixed) in the Hunter Valley wine region of NSW.

There will be a range of speakers and the format will include several presentations throughout each day by experience Notaries, panel sessions and a casual dinner for all attendees and their partners.

More details will be circulated soon.

New Zealand Masterclass reconsidered

Travel between Australia and New Zealand opening up

With the possibility of international travel to/from New Zealand opening up, the Board is looking at when it may be possible to hold a Master Class in Auckland.