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Digital Statutory Declarations with Digital ID

You could soon be able to use your Digital ID to complete a stat dec.

Australians spend an estimated 9 million hours each year executing and processing more than 3.8 million statutory declarations, also known as stat decs. 

Historically, these documents have been strictly paper-based, requiring they be witnessed in person and signed in ink.

Digital stat decs could save over $156 million each year, hundreds of thousands of hours and be a productivity winner for the private sector.

Legislation introduced today by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus will make permanent the temporary measures introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic allowing stat decs to be made through the use of electronic signatures and video-link witnessing.

The Bill also enables people to digitally execute a stat dec using myGov and the Australian Government’s Digital ID app, myGovID.

Read more on the Finance Minister website.

Set it up once, and then reuse it whenever you are asked to prove who you are.

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