As NSW continues to open up a number of JPs and JP scheduled desk locations may not be operational as yet. Please contact the JP or service desk location first before attending to ensure they are providing services.
If you are a JP who is providing services it is essential that you operate in line with any restrictions mandated in your local area.
Official information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the NSW Government can be found here.
Justices of the Peace (JPs) are volunteers appointed by the Governor of New South Wales. The primary role of a JP is to witness a person making a statutory declaration or affidavit, and to certify copies of original documents. JPs come from all sections of the community and are available across NSW.
New JP Handbook
A new edition of the JP Handbook is expected later in 2021. If you purchase a copy of the current edition after 1 July 2021 then the Department will automatically send you a complimentary copy of the 2021 Edition.
As of 25 October 2021, applications to become a Justice of Peace can now be submitted. Please click on the 'Becoming a JP' page below for advice on how to submit an application via JP Online.