What types of documents can you send through an online fax service?

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What documents can you send through an online fax service?

The first commercial version of the fax machine was introduced in 1964 by Xerox Corporation. It connected to any telephone line and could transmit a document in approximately six minutes. Now, more than 56 years on, fax machines are still being consistently used around the globe. A 2017 survey Fax Market Pulse: Trends, Growth and Opportunities conducted by IDC found that fax usage grew by an average of 27%.

As technology continues to advance, use of the physical fax machine dropped with the alternative option of using an online faxing service. Jonathan Coopersmith, author of Faxed: The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine states in his article that new technologies are keeping faxing alive – and even increasing its use in offices around the world.

So why are we still faxing? What type of everyday documents can you send through an online fax service? We go into detail on the types of documents that are still being faxed around the world today. 


Faxing home loan documents to a lender

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) September 2020 lending indicators found that due to record low interest rates and current Government incentives because of Coronavirus, owner occupier housing loan commitments are at historically high levels. If you’re looking to purchase a house, lenders will require you to sign several documents throughout the application process.

This is where online faxing comes into play. If you’re unable to meet your lender in-person, you’ll generally receive the documents via email. This requires you to print out the pages, sign them, scan them and send them back. Using an online fax service like Faxaroo cuts the process in half.

Casting an overseas vote through online fax

For the year ending 30 June 2019, The ABS found there were over 7.5 million migrants living in Australia, with 29.7% of Australia’s population being born overseas. Although these numbers may have decreased in 2020 because of the pandemic, international citizens living in Australia are still required to vote while abroad.

Luckily, there’s no need to head to your local Australia Post or Officeworks to find a physical fax machine to cast your vote. You can use Faxaroo’s hassle-free pay-as-you-go online faxing service to send your ballot overseas.

Faxing confidential documents through to the Government

Many Australian Government departments provide you with the option to fax them through confidential documents. Centrelink, who deliver social security payments and services to Australians, only allows you to contact them through connecting with them on social media, heading into your local Centrelink branch, sending them a letter or sending them a fax.

Instead of waiting in line at your closest Centrelink (which could take hours – we’ve all been there), using online fax is the fastest method for you to send in your documents. This may include:

  • Employment forms,
  • Financial statements,
  • Proof of study,
  • Medical reports,
  • Accommodation documents such as rent certificates, or
  • Legal letters and documents.

Registering your pet through online fax

Bought a new puppy or kitten? You’ll need to register them with your local council and pay a yearly registration fee. To do this, you’ll require a downloaded pet registration form from your local council’s website and send it back with the appropriate payment.

Online faxing makes this process easy! Fax your registration form through using Faxaroo and they’ll receive it straight away.

What are you waiting for? Hop to it!

Online faxing is the best method to send documents through to a range of different organisations. Not just in Australia, but around the world. Next time you’re applying for a home loan or need to send confidential Centrelink documents, be sure to use Faxaroo; your easy, pay-as-you-go online faxing service.


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