A statutory declaration is a written statement which a person swears, affirms or declares to be true in the presence of an authorised witness – usually a Justice of the Peace (JP), a lawyer or a notary public.
A NSW statutory declaration is made under the Oaths Act 1900. The Act contains 2 alternative formats for a statutory declaration, and you can use whichever is more suitable for your needs:
- NSW statutory declaration – Eighth Schedule – PDF.
- NSW statutory declaration – Ninth Schedule – PDF.
Templates for a statutory declaration are also available in either PDF form or editable DOC form on the NSW Department of Communities and Justice website.