The LIV is governed by principles of integrity, transparency and accountability. Our framework of rules, relationships, systems and processes by which authority is exercised and controlled achieves good governance outcomes and is the foundation for the performance and sustainability of the LIV. Good governance is central to everything we do.



The Society is the professional organisation for Notaries practising in Victoria, Australia.  Notaries in Victoria are all practising lawyers and are appointed to the role of Notary Public by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria pursuant to the Public Notaries Act 2001 of the State of Victoria.




The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries is a trans Tasman organisation of notaries committed to promoting the highest standards of notarial practice through excellence in education, professional development and support for its members.

The College is not a roof body for Australasian notaries. It is an independent learned society which aims to operate in tandem with and complement the activities of the societies of notaries in Australia and New Zealand; and by so doing, to establish and maintain common standards for notarial education and practice



  The International Union of Notaries (UINL) is a non-governmental organisation. It aims to promote, co-ordinate and develop the function and activities of notaries throughout the world. It assures their dignity and independence in order to provide a better service to people and society in general.

Formed by 19 countries at the time of its establishment in 1948, our organisation includes 87 countries at 20th October 2016, of which 22 out of the 28 member countries of the European Union and 15 out of the 19 countries of the G20, thus showing the expansion of the European legal system. Today it is in place in almost 120 countries, totalling 2/3 of the world population and accounting for over 60% of world Gross Domestic Product.