The application process

IMPORTANT: We are developing a new online system for managing Justice of the Peace (JP) appointments. In preparation for the launch of this system, applications for JP appointment are temporarily closed until April 2019.

Applying to become a JP

To apply to become a JP, you will need to register for the new online system and submit an appointment application after the system launches in April 2019. 

Please note that you will need an email address to register and you will also be required to successfully complete the JP Knowledge Test before you can apply to become a JP.

To find out more about the new online system, including the JP Knowledge Test, please see:


For more information on the application process, please check back here in April for updates

Application processing time

The time it takes to process an application can vary depending on the complexity of the application. While we aim to finalise all applications within three months, in some circumstances it may take up to six months.