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DP O’Keefe Macquarie Law is a legal office in Dubbo NSW Australia.

Dan O’Keefe is an experienced solicitor, accredited business law specialist, mediator and notary public.

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Notary public or public notary - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Notary public seal exampleDan O'Keefe is a notary public. You will need to make an appointment to see a notary public. You will need identification, for example, a passport or driver's licence.

Copies of individual documents can be certified by a notary public for which there is a fee payable. Multiple documents are often collated and bound with a notarial certificate. If a power of attorney is required it should be prepared in the country in which it will be used before signing it in front of the notary public in Australia.

A notary public cannot advise you about the visa, immigration or legal requirements of other countries. You must obtain this information from the embassy, consulate or visa/migration agent. Our resources page has more information about:-

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We wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

We will close on Thursday 21 December, 2023 at noon and re-open on Monday 8 January, 2024 at 9.00 am.

Xmas in Dubbo

Cyber security brochure

Mobile device cyber security

LawCover in association with the NSW Law Society has prepared a brochure on protecting your mobile device.

(See Cyber Security Snapshot)

NSW shared home equity scheme has commenced

The NSW Government will contribute a proportion of the purchase price of a property in exchange for an equivalent share of the property. If eligible, the Government will contribute up to 40% of the purchase price of a new home; and up to 30% of the purchase price of an existing home. The idea is to make it easier for single parents, older singles, nurses, midwives, paramedics, teachers, early childhood educators and police officers to own a home.

To be eligible, buyers must:-

Interested buyers can complete a self-assessment (click here).

First home buyer choiceCottages

From 11 November 2022 the NSW Government will allow first home buyers purchasing properties for up to $1.5 million the ability to choose to pay an annual property tax instead of stamp duty. The property tax will only be payable by first home buyers who choose it, and will not apply to subsequent purchasers of a property.

(Factsheet & Frequently Asked Questions) (First Home Buyer Choice calculator)

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