If you are providing documents such as your academic transcript or degree certificate (testamur) to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) they will first need to be signed by an authorised staff member here at the University.
Only the following documents can be authorised:
Other documents must be notarised by an Australian Notary Public.
If you would like your documents authenticated for DFAT, you can send the original document as well as a stamped self-addressed envelope to us at the address below. Please be aware that DFAT no longer accepts photocopies of any documents.
Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building G02
The University of Sydney
If you would like to get your documents authenticated for DFAT in-person at the Student Centre, you will need to book an in-person appointment with the Student Centre. To do this, submit an enquiry online and let us know you’d like your documents authenticated. We will then send you a booking link, so you can book an appointment. Without an appointment, you will not be able to have your documents DFAT authenticated in person at the Student Centre.
Alternatively, you can call us to book an appointment.
Australian documents being used overseas sometimes need additional government legalisation to ensure that they meet the requirements of foreign governments. DFAT provides an authentication and apostille service for this purpose.