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

Gordon Library
Where: 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon
Ph: 9424 0120

Monday: 1.30-2.30pm and 5.30-6.30pm
Tuesday: 10.00-11.30am
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month: 9.30-11.00am
2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of the month: 10.00-11.30am
Thursday: 11.00am-12.00pm

Turramurra Library

Where: 5 Ray Street, Turramurra
Ph: 9424 0480

Monday: 3.00-4:30pm
Tuesday: 3.30-5.00pm
Wednesday: 4.00-5.00pm
Thursday: 1.00-3.00pm
1st Friday of the month: 10.00am-12.00pm 
2nd Saturday of the month: 9.30-11.00am

Lindfield Library

Where: 265 Pacific Highway, Lindfield
Ph: 9424 0428

Tuesday: 10.00am-12.00pm
Friday: 12.00-1.00pm
Saturday: 10.30am-12.30pm

Willoughby Council

Willoughby Council provides a JP:Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 3pm  and Wednesday 12noon – 3pm

Willoughby City Council Administration Building

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

This service is also available:
-Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 10am-12pm, at Chatswood Library on The Concourse
– Thursday evenings 6pm-8pm at Northbridge Library

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.
See the website for more:

Lane Cove Council

“Several Council employees are, in a voluntary capacity, registered Justices of the Peace (JP’s). To provide residents with a more predictable JP service, you can now have your documents witnessed by a JP at the Civic Centre Monday to Friday between 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  Lane Cove Library also has a JP service on Wednesday afternoons between 1pm to 3pm.”

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