The role of the Justice of the Peace (JP) is to act as an independent and objective witness to official or legal documents.
- 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: https://jp.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/public/welcomePublic.do 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.
Where: 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon
Ph: 9424 0120
Monday: 1.30-2.30pm and 5.30-6.30pm
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month: 9.30-11.00am
2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of the month: 10.00-11.30am
Where: 5 Ray Street, Turramurra
Ph: 9424 0480
1st Friday of the month: 10.00am-12.00pm
2nd Saturday of the month: 9.30-11.00am
Where: 265 Pacific Highway, Lindfield
Ph: 9424 0428
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
“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: http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/about-council/justice-of-the-peace/
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.”