NSW and QLD Governments approves video conference witnessing

The NSW and QLD governments have just passed regulations which allow for witnessing to be done by video-conferencing.

NSW Download Here

QLD Download Here

In summary, where a prescribed document is witnessed by audio visual link, the witness may either:

  • sign a counterpart copy of that document; or
  • have the signatory scan and send a copy of the signed document, then countersign that document.

Additionally, the witness must then endorse the prescribed document with a statement:

  • specifying the method used to witness the signatory’s signature; and
  • that the document was witnessed in accordance with the Regulation.

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