Statutory Declaration Forms

These forms allow you to make a statutory declaration under the Oaths Act 1867 in Queensland. A statutory declaration is a written statement that is declared in the presence of an authorised witness.

Making a statutory declaration before 30 April 2022

Statutory declarations must ordinarily be signed on paper and in the physical presence of an authorised witness. However, from 22 May 2020 until 30 April 2022, temporary laws applied to allow statutory declarations to be electronically signed and witnessed over audio visual link in certain circumstances. See the Department of Justice and Attorney-General website for more information.

Making a statutory declaration after 30 April 2022

On 30 April 2022, new permanent laws commenced to allow statutory declarations to be made in electronic form, signed electronically, and witnessed over audio visual link, as an alternative to the ordinary physical approach. The new laws also allow statutory declarations to be made in counterparts, and signed by substitute signatories and introduce new information requirements for statutory declarations (regardless of whether they are made electronically or witnessed over audio visual link).

The new forms listed below should be used from 30 April 2022 and contain explanatory guides about who can witness the statutory declaration and who can be a substitute signatory under the new laws.

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Last Updated May 24, 2022, 14:29 (AEST)
Created April 17, 2014, 13:21 (AEST)