John Pearce Solicitor & Notary Public

Notary Public available at short notice by appointment Business & After Hours including weekends in Melbourne’s CBD and the Eastern Suburbs. Notarial Services – For all enquiries call now on 03 8648 6541.

If you are in need of notary services within the Melbourne Central Business District or the Eastern Suburbs, John can provide you with personal service from his offices or provide a mobile service in the Melbourne CBD by appointment. Close to Melbourne Central or Flagstaff Train Stations, trams in Bourke St and buses in Lonsdale St.  Appointments can also be instantly booked online for the CBD Office or the Eastern Suburbs Office via the online booking system – please click here to access.

John Pearce Solicitor and Notary Public offers flexible, accessible and cost-effective solutions to all your notarial requirements. John Pearce practises as a Notary Public in the Melbourne Central Business District and the Eastern Suburbs.

Residents from Australia can instantly book an appointment for notary services by clicking either red box below depending on appointment location. You will arrive at an external booking system where you can choose an appropriate appointment time to see John Pearce at his Melbourne City or Eastern Suburbs Office.



Fees range between $88 – $132 for 1 – 5 notarisations. The exact figure depends on the number of times the notarial seal and signature will need to be applied. If you require more than 5 notarisations, please book an extra time slot.

Office Locations:
City Office  (Business Hours & Sunday)
Level 13, 200 Queen Street,

or the

Eastern Suburbs Office (After Hours & Weekends)
10 Frank Street,
Box Hill South.

What you need to bring:
100 points of ID as well as all documents needing to be notarised.

Please Note:
Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice may incur a fee. Please ensure that you arrive in a timely manner.

For all notarial services, appointments can be made on short notice including for After Hours and Weekends. A mobile service is also available in the Melbourne CBD.


  • Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries
  • Fellow of the Society of Notaries of Victoria
  • B Sc (Hons), B Theol, Dip Ed, GDip Social Stats, LL B, GDip Legal Prac, GDip Notarial Prac

What is a Notary Public?
As a Notary Public, John Pearce is a person who is recognised by law as having the ability to verify the signing of a deed, certify that copies of documents are authentic, especially for overseas purposes, and witness documents which are for production in another country.

As a Notary, John Pearce holds a unique office of trust and fidelity within the legal system. He is recognised by law as being able to, amongst other things:

  • verify the signing of documents and
  • certify that copies of documents are authentic, particularly when such documents are for use overseas.

John Pearce, as a Notary Public, uses an official stamp and Notarial Seal which are placed on official documents. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) retains a copy of his Notarial Seal and signature so that, where applicable for a particular country, DFAT can provide an Authentication or Apostille Certificate as to the authenticity of his signature.

Appointments on short notice can be made for all notarial services in the following locations:

  • Melbourne Central Business District
  • Eastern Suburbs (Box Hill South)
  • All Notarial services – personal, commercial and corporate
  • Apostille / Authentication services arranged
  • Prompt and courteous service
  • Mobile service also available in Melbourne CBD
  • After Hours and Weekend service available

For all enquiries call now on 03 8648 6541.  Appointments can also be instantly booked online via the online booking system – please click here to access.