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Commonwealth statutory declaration form

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Updated: 13 December 2022

Temporary changes to execution and witnessing

Temporary changes have been made to the law, through the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Modifications—Statutory Declarations and Notices of Intention to Marry) Determination 2021. These changes allow Commonwealth statutory declarations to be completed and witnessed electronically. This means you can use an electronic signature to make a Commonwealth statutory declaration. You can also get it witnessed using audio visual technology. These changes are in place until 31 December 2023. Visit How to complete a statutory declaration to find out more.

The forms on this page are to be used if you are signing your statutory declaration in front of an approved witness using a pen

The Commonwealth, states and territories all have different statutory declarations. We are responsible for and can help with Commonwealth statutory declarations.

Fill in the statutory declaration form online and download for signing.

Fill in and download a Commonwealth Statutory Declaration using the form below.

To be valid, you must download your form as a PDF and then sign it in front of an authorised witness. The download button is at the bottom of this webpage.

Statutory Declaration form

Commonwealth of Australia
Statutory Declarations Act 1959

The (required) labels in this online form indicate information that is required to create a valid statutory declaration. You can generate the Statutory Declaration PDF at any time with any amount of information entered and then fill out any remaining required fields with a pen.

Insert your full legal name.
Insert an address you can be contacted at such as a home or work address.
If you are a student, insert student. If you are unemployed, insert unemployed.

I understand that a person who intentionally makes a false statement in a statutory declaration is guilty of an offence under section 11 of the Statutory Declarations Act 1959, and I believe that the statements in this declaration are true in every particular.

Sign your statutory declaration in front of an approved witness, with a pen.

Declared at
Insert the address or location where you are signing the statutory declaration.

Before me, 
Witness signs the statutory declaration, with a pen.

If you don't know who will be witnessing your statutory declaration at this stage, you can leave these fields blank and have these fields filled out by your witness in the generated PDF with a pen.

Insert full legal name of witness.
Insert an address where the witness can be contacted such as a home or work address.

Statutory declarations

There are Commonwealth and state and territory statutory declarations. We only give information about Commonwealth statutory declarations.

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For more information or assistance with Commonwealth statutory declarations you can email