Who can certify your ID documents?

If you are submitting a form to Media Super that requires you to provide full proof of identity, you will need to get the copies of your proof of identity certified. 

The easiest way to get help with your forms and have your ID certified is to contact your local Business Development Manager. However, you can organise to have your ID certified yourself.

Any one of the following authorised persons can certify documents as being true and correct copies.

1. A person who is currently licensed or registered under a law to practice in one of the following occupations:

  • Architect
  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Financial adviser or financial planner
  • Legal practitioner
  • Medical practitioner
  • Midwife
  • Migration agent
  • Nurse
  • Occupational therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Patent attorney
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Trade marks attorney
  • Veterinary surgeon

2. A person enrolled on the roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory, or the High Court of Australia, as a legal practitioner

3. A person on the following list:

  • Accountant who is a fellow of the National Tax Accountants’ Association or a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Association of Taxation and Management Accountants, CPA Australia or the Institute of Public Accountants
  • APS employee (engaged on an ongoing basis with five or more years of continuous service)
  • Australia Post Permanent Employee (who is currently employed with the post office & has at least five continuous years of service in an office providing postal services to the public) or Agent (who or is in charge of supplying postal services to the public)
  • Australian Consular Officer or Australian Diplomatic Officer (within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955)
  • Bailiff
  • Bank Officer, Building Society Officer, Credit Union Officer or finance company officer (with five or more continuous years of service)
  • Commissioner for Affidavits or Declarations
  • Engineer who is a member of Engineers Australia (other than at the grade of student), a Registered Professional Engineer of Professionals Australia, registered as an engineer under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or Territory or registered on the National Engineering Register by Engineers Australia
  • Fellow of the National Tax Accountant's Association
  • Holder of a statutory office
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Marriage celebrant (registered under Subdivision C of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961)
  • Member of Chartered Secretaries Australia
  • Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Member of the Australian Defence Force (who is an officer; or a non-commissioned officer within the meaning of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 with two or more years of continuous service or a warrant officer within the meaning of that Act)
  • Member of Commonwealth Parliament, State Parliament, Territory Legislature or a Local Government Authority (State or Territory)
  • Member of the Governance Institute of Australia Ltd
  • Minister of Religion (under Subdivision A of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961)
  • Notary Public
  • Permanent employee of the Commonwealth (or Commonwealth Authority) or a State or Territory (or State or Territory Authority) or a Local Government Authority with two or more years of continuous service
  • Person before whom a statutory declaration may be made under the law of the State or Territory in which the declaration is made
  • Police Officer, Sheriff or Sheriff's officer
  • Teacher employed on a full-time or part-time basis at a school or tertiary education institution
  • Senior executive employee of a Commonwealth Authority or a State or Territory
  • SES employee of the Commonwealth
  • Court Officer: Registrar or Deputy Registrar of a Court, Judge, Clerk, Magistrate, Master of a Court, Chief Executive Officer of a Commonwealth Court

 

Who can certify documents outside of Australia?

  • an authorised staff member of an Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate
  • an authorised employee of the Australian Trade Commission who is in a country or place outside Australia
  • an authorised employee of the Commonwealth of Australia who is in a country or place outside Australia
  • a Member of the Australian Defence Force who is an officer or a non-commissioned officer with 5 or more years of continuous service
  • a notary public, subject to approval by the Fund AML/CTF Officer on a case by case basis. Please contact the Fund for advice prior to obtaining a notary public certification.