The role of the Justice of the Peace (JP) is to act as an independent and objective witness to official or legal documents.

Generally JPs:

  • witness oaths or affidavits
  • take statutory declarations and affirmations
  • witness signatures
  • attest the execution of a document
  • certify a true copy of an original document

Here’s how to find one locally:

The Department of Justice and Attorney General
To search The Department of Justice and Attorney General for a local Justice of the Peace, click on their link: and enter your postcode in the search bar.

Please note their guidelines:

  • JPs on the Register are volunteers. They may not be available at short notice or at all times of the day.
  • You must not use the information on the Register to send unsolicited communications, other than those necessary to enable you to make legitimate use of the JP services.
  • When seeking the services of a JP, please telephone in advance to make an appointment. It is best to telephone during weekday business hours. If urgent contact on a weekend is necessary, please limit your call to a reasonable time of the day.

Ku-ring-gai Council

The JP service is available at the following branches of Ku-ring-gai Library on the following days and times.

Gordon Library

799 Pacific Highway, Gordon, 9424 0120.

Monday 10.00 – 11.30am
Tuesday  10.00 – 11.30am 
Wednesday  10.00 – 11.30am 
Thursday  10.00 – 11.30am and 5.30 – 6.30pm

Turramurra Library

5 Ray Street, Turramurra, 9424 0480.

 Monday 3.30 – 4.30pm
Tuesday  3.00 – 4.30pm 

Lindfield Library

265 Pacific Highway, Lindfield, 9424 0428.

Tuesday 10.00 – 11.30am 
 Saturday 10.30 – 11.30am

For the most up-to-date information visit

Willoughby Council

When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Council’s Customer Service Centre, Level 4, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood 

Willoughby City Council Administration Building

Level 4/31 Victor Street, Chatswood 2067 ph: 02 9777 1000

This service is also available:

  • Tuesdays at West Chatswood Library, 3.30-4.30 pm
  • Thursdays at Artarmon Library, 6-7pm
  • Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 10am-12pm, at Chatswood Library on The Concourse
  • Thursday evenings 5.30-7.00pm at Northbridge Library
  • Tuesday mornings 10am-12pm at Northbridge Plaza (Level 1 opposite Seed Women & at the Lower Level of Plaza near carpark entrance door)

Please note:
“Council Officers who are registered JP’s are available for the following requests only: Witnessing of signatures on documents that state that the witness must be a Justice of the Peace, verifying copies of original documents, maximum of ten (10) pages only for any one request each day, swearing of affidavits and the signing of attachments in relation to the affidavit, witnessing Statutory Declarations and the signing of attachments to the Statutory Declaration.
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