Document Certification for Australian Residents


IB is required by regulation to verify the identity and address of each applicant and, where copies of physical documents are required, is often subject to local rules as to the type and form of documents which may be accepted.  In the case of Australian residents, documents can only be accepted if certified as a true copy of the original by an approved individual.  A list of such individuals along with other requirements and document submission instructions is outlined below. 


  • Authorized/licensed/registered notary public
  • Justice of the Peace with a registration number1
  • A person who is enrolled on the roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory, or the High Court of Australia, as a legal practitioner (however described) (e.g. a solicitor or barrister)
  • Manager of an Australian bank or credit union1
  • A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia or the National Institute of Accountants with two or more years of continuous membership (e.g. an accountant)
  • Officer of a company which holds an Australian financial services license or authorized representative of an Australian financial services licensee, having two or more continuous years of service with one or more licensees
  • Dentist1
  • Judges or masters of an Australian Federal, State or Territory court
  • Medical Practitioners1
  • Police officer in charge of police stations or of the rank of Sergeant or above1
  • Agent of the Australian Postal Corporation who is in charge of an office supplying postal services to the public1
  • Australian consular officer or an Australian diplomatic officer (within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955) in Australia or overseas  

 1Person must be authorized/licensed/registered under Australian law.


Each page of the document being certified must contain the certifiers signature plus the following statement: "I certify this document to be a true and accurate copy of the original as sighted by me". Have the certifying party complete the Certified Copy Certificate Form for fastest processing. If you do not use the above form, ensure to include the following information on the first page of the document being certified: 

  1. Full name of the certifier 
  2.  Signature of the certifier 
  3.  Date of certification 
  4.  Capacity of the certifier (e.g., Practicing solicitor, Justice of Peace, etc.) 
  5.  Registration number (if any) of the certifier's profession 
  6.  Number of pages if more than one 


Documents cannot be sent electronically and must be delivered to IB by mail or courier.


New Accounts Department

Interactive Brokers Australia Pty Ltd

P.O. Box R229

Royal Exchange, NSW 1225




New Accounts Department

Interactive Brokers Australia Pty Ltd

Level 40 Grosvenor Place

225 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000