Due to COVID-19 current stay at home orders issued by the NSW Government for Greater Sydney, including Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour, a number of JPs and JP scheduled desk locations may not be operational. Please contact the JP or service desk location first before attending.
For information about Covid-19 regulations and what documents can be witnessed remotely please click on the factsheet Witnessing legal documents remotely – Justices of the Peace factsheet.
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.