There are different rules for different Australian states about who can act as a witness, which will be outlined in your home loan documents. The witness may need to meet certain criteria, depending on where you're located. This criteria could be:
- a Justice of the Peace
- a commissioner for declarations
- an Australian lawyer
- a notary public
- a licensed conveyancer, or
- another person approved by the Registrar of Titles.
However, in New South Wales and South Australia, the witness can be any adult who has known you for 12 months.