Information for JPs

Finding a JP 

Becoming a JP 

Current application processing times 

While the Department of Justice endeavours to complete all applications within three months, this can vary depending on the complexity of the application, and in some circumstances it may take up to six months to finalise an application. Applicants should check their emails regularly (including bulk/junk mail folders) as the Department will send applicants an email should there be any issue with their applications.

MP nomination


Applicants seeking MP nomination must print their application form and take it, with all original supporting documents, to the MP's office: emailed application forms and copied supporting documents (not originals) sent to an MP's office cannot be considered for nomination as originals of each are required by the nominating MP.

Reapplying to continue as a JP

When reapplying to continue as a JP you must disclose all criminal offences (including Section 10 bonds where no conviction was recorded) every time you reapply. This is no matter the age of the offence or if disclosed in a previous application.