Electronic signing, remote witnessing and digital verification of Commonwealth statutory declarations from 1 January 2024

The Statutory Declarations Amendment Act 2023 (Cth), allowing Commonwealth statutory declarations to be made and witnessed electronically, has received Royal Assent. The amendments will commence on 1 January 2024.

In addition to allowing for electronic signing and remote witnessing, the amendments introduce a new way of executing Commonwealth statutory declarations through a digital verification process conducted on a prescribed online platform.

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