JPs play an essential part in the legal system and in the community in NSW. By volunteering to become a JP you will be providing a valuable and important service to your community or place of employment.
Please read through the pages in the this section for information about becoming a JP.
IMPORTANT: No new applications will be accepted for processing after 11 January 2019. Applications will be open for processing again on 1 April 2019.
If you want to be appointed a JP before April 2019 you must submit your completed application with all the required supporting documents and a member of parliament's (MP) nomination, to the Department of Justice before 11 January 2019.
Please click here for information about the application process to be a JP.
We cannot process forms received after 11 January 2019 and you will have to wait until after the commencement of the new system on 1 April 2019 to begin a new application from scratch.
To apply for appointment as a JP you must: