About Us

The JP Section of the Community Relations Unit is responsible for administering the appointment of Justices of the Peace (JPs) in NSW.

 Our role includes: 

  • maintaining the Department’s JP database and the  JP Register
  • assessing the eligibility of applications for appointment or reappointment as a JP
  • communicating with applicants and the Members of Parliament who nominated them about the outcome of applications
  • providing information and support to appointed JPs (through this website and via a telephone and email enquiry service) about JP procedures and appointment matters
  • recording notifications from JPs, such as those required under the Code of Conduct for JPs in NSW
  • registering the resignation or death of a JP
  • handling complaints about individual JPs
  • reviewing the appointment of a JP in certain circumstances



Questions about JP procedures?

Read or download the latest edition of  JP handbook .


Have you moved?

JPs are required to advise us of any change to their postal address, email or telephone number.


Want a Certificate?

JPs can purchase a Certificate of Appointment for their home or office.