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About me

This site was last revised in June, 2020.

FANZCNNSSADavid Thomas Banner

3, Sussex Terrace, Hawthorn, South Australia 5062
Telephone: 0435 588 775
(International: + 61 435 588 775)

Notice:  This practice is closed to new inquiries until further notice, due to health issues which are interfering significantly with my work.  I look forward to re-opening as soon as circumstances permit.


Photo: David Thomas

I am a Notary Public practising in Adelaide, South Australia. I am a Fellow of The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries and a Fellow of the Notaries' Society of South Australia.

On 29 October, 1982, Mr Justice Millhouse, of the Supreme Court of South Australia, ordered that I be "admitted to practise as a Public Notary" in the State of South Australia. I swore the oath of office on 4 November, 1982.

I practised in private practice, as a solicitor from March, 1974, and as a notary public from November, 1982. I retired from solicitor's practice on 30 June, 2016, and have since practised exclusively as a notary public. I remain a commissioner for taking affidavits in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Information about my notarial practice and about notaries may be found at the links on the sidebar. I see clients only by prior appointment. This map shows the location of my office.

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