The list of people who can witness statutory declarations in South Australia has been expanded, ensuring community members can still access the service while public health restrictions are put in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information see the Premier’s Media Release.

full list of people who can now act as authorised witnesses can be found in the COVID-19 Emergency (Section 16) Regulations 2020.

Whilst the list does not include a Registered Conveyancer, the AICSA Submission has highlighted this as an issue and we will continue to lobby for Conveyancers to be added to the list provided. In the meantime, I trust that the expanded list will make your client’s choices wider and a witness more easily accessed.

Kind regards

Rebecca Hayes
Chief Executive Officer