ANZCN – Sydney Conference

Registrations are now open – 2023 Sydney Conference – Notaries – Vital for International Commerce

Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 October 2023

United Opera Quays
2 East Circular Quay,

Dear Notaries

I am delighted to invite you to register for the 2023 Sydney Conference; Notaries – Vital for International Commerce.

The Conference will be held at the United Opera Quays Cinema, right on Circular Quay at Sydney Harbour.  The recently refurbished venue also incorporates a spectacular ballroom where our Black-Tie Dinner will be held.

The Opera Quays directly overlooks Sydney Harbour, one of the most famous harbours in the world, renowned for its sparkling waters, iconic sights, spectacular events and fascinating shoreline.  To quote Baz Luhrmann: “It’s glamourous, beautiful, attractive, smart, and it’s very hard to get away from its magnetic pull”.

Conference presenters include:

  • Dr. Christophe Bernasconi – Secretary General of The Hague Conference of Private International Law (HCCH);
  • Prof. Peter Zablud, AM – Past President of the ANZCN and author of Principles of Notarial Practice;
  • Nigel Ready – current editor of Brooke’s Notary and Past President of the English Society of Scrivener Notaries;
  • Ron Usher – Notary Public from British Colombia and General Counsel, Society of Notaries of British Columbia;
  • Emma Wagner – Forensic Document Examiner;
  • Ken Lord – Notary Public and ANZCN Board member;
  • Prof. Nyeteri Idontski – Director Legal Language Institute, Minsk State Linguistics University, Belarus; and
  • Justin Betar – ANZCN President and Past President of the Society of Notaries of NSW.

The speaker list will be updated soon.

Conference Registration is Open – book now

For registration, please click here.

Further details about the Conference can be found here.

Please note, the College is using the services of Humanitix to facilitate registration and payment services. Humanitix donates 100% of its profits from booking fees to children’s charities. Also, the booking fees are being absorbed and are not an additional cost.


Thursday 26 October 2023 – Conference Day 1
Welcome reception

Friday 27 October 2023 – Conference Day 2
Presentation of Papers
Formal Black-Tie Dinner

Saturday 28 October 2023 – Conference Day 3
Presentation of Papers
Conference Concludes

Registration Fees:

Members $950 +GST
Non-members $1,200 +GST
Accompanying partner $220 +GST (includes Welcome Reception and Black-Tie Dinner)


Kind regards

Justin Betar
The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries