Prepare Affidavits and Statutory Declarations with these downloadable, customizable legal forms.
What is an affidavit?
An affidavit is a written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making the affidavit (the affiant), in front of a lawyer, notary public, commissioner for oaths or other officer who has the authority to administer oaths. If you make a false statement in an affidavit, it is considered perjury and carries the same penalty as lying on a witness stand in court.
What is a statutory declaration?
A statutory declaration is much like an affidavit, but it is affirmed rather than sworn by the person making it (the declarant), and it must be witnessed by a justice of the peace, a commissioner, a notary public, or a lawyer.
What is an acknowledgement?
An acknowledgement is a formal declaration before an authorized person (such as a notary public) that the document it is attached to is being signed as a free act and deed of the person signing it.
This free Affidavit Form can be used in any proceeding where no other form is applicable under the Australia Federal Magistrates Court Rules.
Download the Affidavit form and fill in the details of how the document was served on the receiving party. The form must be sworn or affirmed, and witnessed before filing with the Court. It includes a jurat for a non-English speaking deponent, to be sworn by the interpreter.
This Federal Magistrates Court of Australia Affidavit Form is available as a MS Word download, which is easy to download, fill in and print.