​Local Courts

Information on Local Courts for taking the Oaths of Office as part of the requirements for the appointment of Justice of the Peace. 

Where appointments are made via email, you can use our email template.

Local Court arrangements

If you cannot find a Local Court near you in the list below, visit Service NSW for a full list of locations and use our email template to request an appointment.

​Court House
​Appointments
Albion Park​Not available: refer to Port Kembla or Wollongong
Balmain
Not available: refer to Downing Centre or Newtown
Bankstown
Tuesday: arrive before 9:15am
Belmont
Friday: 9:00am
Blacktown
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 9:30am
Bombala
Appointment essential via email to Court
Broken Hill
Appointment essential via email to Court
Burwood
Friday: 9:15am
Campbelltown
Appointment essential via email to Court
Central (Sydney)
Refer to Downing Centre
Coffs Harbour
Appointment essential via email to Court
Deniliquin
Monday: 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Downing Centre (Sydney)
Wednesday: 9:00am
Fairfield
Thursday: 2:00pm
Finley
Thursday and Friday: appointment essential
Forster
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday only
Appointment essential via email to Court
Gloucester
Appointment essential via email to Court
Gosford
Friday: 9:15am
Grenfell
Not available
Gundagai
Appointment essential via email to Court
Hornsby
Appointment essential via email to Court
John Maddison Tower
Not available: refer to Downing Centre (Sydney)
Katoomba
Thursday or Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Kiama
Appointment essential via email to Court
Kogarah
Not available: refer to Sutherland
Kurri Kurri
Wednesday and Friday: business hours only
Kyogle
Thursday: 11:00am
Appointment essential via email to Court
Lake Cargelligo
Appointment essential via email to Court
Leeton
Appointment essential via email to Court
Liverpool
Thursdays: 2:00pm
Maitland
Any day: no appointment needed
Manly
Friday: 9:00am (for 9:30am)
Moama
Thursday: refer to Deniliquin to make an appointment
Moruya
Not available: contact Batemans Bay Local Court
Moss Vale
Monday, Thursday, Friday, anytime: no appointment needed
Not on List Days (Tuesday or Wednesday)
Mount Druitt
Appointment essential via email to Court
Newcastle
Thursday: 9:00am
Newtown
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm
No appointment needed
North Sydney
Not available
Nowra
Wednesday: 10:00am
Appointment essential via email to Court
Parramatta
Thursday: 9:00am
Penrith
Thursday: 9:00am
Picton
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Port Kembla
Monday: 9:30am, arrive by 9:20am
Port Macquarie
Tuesday: 9:15am
Raymond Terrace
Appointment essential via email to Court
Richmond
Not available
Ryde
Not available
Sutherland
Friday: 9:00am
Sydney Civil Court
Not available: refer Downing Centre
Tamworth
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Temora
Monday to Thursday: 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Toronto
Any day except Tuesdays 9:30am to 1:00pm
Contact Court to ensure Registrar is available
Wagga Wagga
Thursday 10.00am : appointment essential via email to Court prior to attending
Wauchope
Thursday: appointment essential via email to Court
Waverley
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm
West Wyalong
Appointment essential via email to Court
Wilcania
Wednesday, Thursday: appointment essential via email to Court
Windsor
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30am
Not on List Day (Thursday)
Wollongong
Monday: 9:00am (for 9:30am)
Wyong
Tuesday: 1:45pm (for 2:00pm)
Yass
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Email template

You can use this template to request an appointment for taking your Oaths of Office for appointment as a Justice of the Peace in New South Wales.


[Subject line of email] Appointment for Justice of the Peace Oaths/Affirmation

To the presiding Registrar,

I am seeking to take the Justice of the Peace Oaths of Office / Affirmation. I understand an appointment is essential.

Please contact me to confirm an appropriate appointment date and time.

My contact details

Name:

Phone number:

Alternate number:

Email:

Yours faithfully:

[Insert name]