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:

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Legal practitioner
  • Medical practitioner
  • Nurse
  • 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:

  • Australia Post Permanent Employee or Agent (who is currently employed with the post office & has at least two continuous years of service 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 or Credit Union Officer (with two or more continuous years of service)
  • Commissioner for Affidavits or Declarations
  • Fellow of the National Tax Accountant's Association
  • Finance Company Officer (with two or more continuous years of service)
  • 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 Engineers Australia (other than at the grade of student)
  • Member of the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants
  • 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 the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants or the National Institute of Accountants
  • Member of Commonwealth Parliament, State Parliament, Territory Legislature or a Local Government Authority (State or Territory)
  • 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 or Sheriff
  • Teacher employed on a full-time basis at a school or tertiary education institution
  • Senior Executive Service Employee of the Commonwealth (or Commonwealth Authority) or a State or Territory (or State or Territory Authority)
  • Court Officer: Registrar or Deputy Registrar of a Court, Judge, Clerk, Magistrate, Master of a Court, Chief Executive Officer of a Commonwealth Court

4. An Officer with, or Authorised Representative of an Australian Financial Services Licensee (who has had at least two years of continuous service with one or more licensees)

 

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.