The Code of Conduct for JPs in NSW establishes acceptable standards of conduct for JPs in NSW, and seeks to clarify the standards of behaviour for any JPs who may be uncertain of their obligations.
All JPs in NSW should be familiar with and carry out their duties in accordance with the Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct is also useful for members of the public who may be unsure of what to expect when seeking the services of a JP.
The Code of Conduct came into effect on 1 August 2008, and is prescribed under the Justices of the Peace Regulation 2009.
The Code of Conduct has been reviewed. The review took into account feedback received about the Code of Conduct , as well as consultation with JP associations. The review's purpose was to ensure the Code of Conduct continues to reflect the standards of conduct expected of a JP.
The review resulted in some minor adjustments and updates. The fundamental principles behind the existing Code of Conduct have not changed.
The updated Code of Conduct comes into effect on 1 May 2014. The copy of the Code of Conduct throughout this website is the updated version.