Modernising Document Executions

Over 4.5 million deeds and 3.8 million statutory declarations are executed each year by individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises. The associated requirements for paper based processes, wet-ink signatures and physical witnessing discourage the end to end digital service delivery that people expect from government. A common digital approach to document execution could save over $400 million each year in time and cost savings for businesses and consumers.

The Australian Government is working to ensure that the regulations that govern the execution of documents are light-touch, fit for purpose and reflect the way businesses and consumers want to engage and communicate digitally.

Background information on document execution and consultations on modernising document execution is available at: