Apostilles, Authentications and Legalisations


Some documents, after certification by a notary, require legalisation before they can be used in another country. For some countries, an apostille provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is sufficient, whereas other countries require authentication both by DFAT and by the country’s embassy in Australia.


The current DFAT charge (from January 2018) for apostille or authentication is $81 per document, while embassy charges vary from country to country.