Managing your registration

This section contains everything you need to know about keeping your registration as a JP up to date.

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No JP reappointment applications will be accepted for processing after 11 January 2019 until 1 April 2019

The Department of Justice is developing a new online system for managing Justice of the Peace (JP) appointments and reappointments. The new system will allow all NSW JPs to manage their JP appointment completely online. 

In preparation for the launch of this system in 2019, we will not be accepting applications for new JP appointment or reappointment between:

11 January 2019 (5pm)–1 April 2019 (5pm) 

If your appointment expires between 11 January 2019 and May 2019 and you wish to continue as a JP during this time, you must lodge an application form before 11 January 2019 in order for it to be processed either:

JPs whose terms expire after 1 April 2019 and do not apply for reappointment before 11 January 2019 will have to apply for reappointment online using the new system and complete an online competency test as part of the reappointment process.

If you are unsure of your expiry date, or do not have an email address, please contact the JP team in the Department of Justice on (02) 8688 7487 or by email at we will assist you in getting your reappointment application completed prior to the system shut down.

Questions about JP procedures?

Read or download the latest edition of A Handbook for JPs in NSW.

Have you moved?

JPs are required to advise us of any change to their postal address, email or telephone number.

Want a Certificate?

JPs can purchase a Certificate of Appointment for their home or office.