Australian Process Serving
High quality, highly skilled and reliable professional process servers. We serve all legal documents.
Our Process Servers care about your reputation and act professionally at all times. Gotcha has strict procedures. We ensure process serving is completed under relevant state laws and regulations.
Gotcha can serve documents relevant to County Court, Magistrates Court, Supreme Court, Family Law Court and Federal Court.
While this is a video from the US, the explanation is the same
Process serving across Australia & internationally
Gotcha will provide updates on the status of documents via email following any attempt of service. Upon completion, you will receive a sworn affidavit from our agent. Once we receive documents, we act immediately – usually on the same day. We can also prepare all Affidavits of Service, Acknowledgment of Service and Attempted Service alongside ongoing, 24/7 communication.
24/7 service & communication.
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Useful Articles & Anecdotes
Over the past six years I’ve been reading, researching and culling some of the best stories from memory and while the job certianly has a pointy end, there are also many comforting and bittersweet memories. Combined with our collective wisdom with practices that we’ve developed to help build Gotcha, such stories stand as idyls to the process serving cause. Please enjoy the following stories.
We have been in the process serving business for many years. We help people during difficult or frustrating times. Hopefully, we make a difference. Here’s what our clients say.
About Gotcha Process Serving
Gotcha Process Serving Agency is an Australian-based company located in Glenhuntly, Victoria. Since commencing in 1985, we are a well-established organisation offering prompt and efficient service using dedicated and reliable agents.
We are capable of handling large volumes of legal jurisdriction or legal process without diminishing professionalism or efficiency. Our agents use the best techniques.
Gotcha maintains integrity to ensure effective outcomes in serving summons and legal documents – even in difficult or tricky circumstances.
You Ask, We Tell
Here are some commonly asked questions
Do I have to pay for a Notary public to swear the documents?
Notaries charge fees for their professional services. Ask in advance about fees payable for the particular notarial service you require. Except in WA, NSW and VIC and WA, fees are charged on an hourly basis.
Notaries keep a Register or Record of their notarial acts, and often have a photocopy (or other record) of the particular document witnessed or certified.
What is a Notary Public?
A Notary must be a lawyer with at least 5 years of legal practice. A Notary can verify documents for international use. While all rights and responsibilities of Justice of the Peace are also conferred on a Notary, the reverse is not true.
While all of the rights and responsibilities of JoP are performed by a Notary, the reverse is not true (a JoP does not have to be a lawyer).
What if the document is to be served on a company, a director or a corporation?
A document may be served on a company by leaving it at, or posting it to, the company’s registered office; or delivering a copy of the document personally to a director of the company who resides in Australia or in an external Territory. Documents can also be handed to the Director or Company Secretary.
What is a substituted service?
As the name suggests, a substituted service is a way of substituting personal service of documents in a way that will bring the document to the debtor’s attention. This method of delivery can be done via mail, providing someone will bring the document to the debtor’s attention or a combination of multiple service methods.