Select your country
Overview of eSignature Legality in Australia
Australia has legally recognised eSignature since 1999 with the Electronic Transactions Act. The act recognises electronic signing as an important way to promote business and the economy in Australia.
Electronic Signature Law
Electronic Transaction Act states that almost all documents can be legally signed with eSignature.
Are eSignatures legal, admissible, and enforceable?
Summary of Law
Australia recognises the importance of eSignatures with its means to facilitate business and promote a strong economy. eSignatures are valid in Australia with the following guidelines:
- Both parties consent to eSignature
- eSignature is identifiable to the signatory with clear intent to sign
- Proof of agreement to electronic signing
eSignatures can be used with almost all contracts and documents in Australia. In some cases, additional evidence is required to prove a valid contract in court.
eSignatures are not recommended for:
- Power of Attorney
- Property agreements
- Migration or citizenship documents
Disclaimer: This information is intended for general informational purposes only. It is meant to help companies understand the legal framework used for eSignature legality. This is not intended to be legal advice and should not be a substitute for professional legal advice. Consult a licensed lawyer for legal advice or representation.