Notary program off to good start

Attendees at the new notary public program in Brisbane. Photo: Supplied by Bond University

A new education program, The Office and Practice of a Queensland Notary, launched in Brisbane this month attracted 31 registrations, surpassing organisers expectations.

The inaugural program is a first for Queensland and a collaboration between the Society of Notaries Queensland and Bond University.

Professor Peter Zablud and Michael Bula, who were instrumental in setting up the program, welcomed the participants to the Brisbane campus last month.

Society President Margot de Groot said while the organisation had hoped for a minimum of 10 registrations, it was great to see that number surpassed.

Upon successful completion of the program, notaries will be able to refer to themselves as Fellows of the Society of Notaries, Queensland. They will also have accrued 12 CPD points.

To address the need for more notaries in regional Queensland, the Society is looking to encourage practitioners in those areas to undertake the program, before applying for appointment as a notary public. 


Notaries who apply before 18 August 2023, to do the program in Townsville on 1-2 September will be eligible to receive a 15 per cent discount off the registration fee.

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