3.1 Statutory Declaration


Warning

No consistent wording for the warning appears in the Oaths Act 1867, Statutory Declarations Act 1959 or the JP Handbook.

Suggested warnings:

Witness: Do you understand that you may be sent to prison, fined or both, if you make a false declaration?

Declarant responds: Yes, or I do.

Witness: Do you understand that if the declaration is found to be untruthful, there are severe penalties which include imprisonment.

Declarant responds:  Yes, or I do.

Declaration

Witness: Do you solemnly and sincerely declare that the contents of this declaration are true and correct, to the best of your knowledge and belief?

Declarant responds: Yes, or I do.

Notes

References appear in the Statutory Declarations chapter.