The information below is relevant to applicants who have received an email from the Department of Justice directing them to take the Oath of Office.
For all new applicants, applications for JP appointment are closed and will reopen in April 2019.
After the Governor of NSW approves your appointment, you need to take the Oaths of Office as a Justice of the Peace, before you can begin providing JP services.
We will confirm your appointment by email and advise you to take the Oaths of Office.
You can take the Oaths of Office at any NSW Local Court.
Once you have taken the oaths before a Magistrate or Registrar of the Local Court, return the completed form to us.
We will process your oath form and write to you with details of your appointment, including
You can commence acting as a Justice of the Peace when the Justice Department has provided you with your JP registration number and details of the dates of your term of appointment.
Before commencing provision of JP services you should read and be familiar with:
You must comply with these documents or you may be ineligible to be a JP in the future. In particular you must notify the Department of particular matters such as criminal convictions and bankruptcy as required by the Code of Conduct.
order the JP handbook online.
It's important that you
keep a record of the date of the end of your five year term of appointment. If you do not apply for reappointment before that date your appointment will lapse and you will have to begin the process from the beginning should you wish to continue to serve as a JP.
To help you remember the end date of your appointment, you can place an
online order for a commemorative certificate that includes your term of appointment dates.
You do not need to use a stamp when processing documents a part of your JP functions however, many JPs do purchase a stamp to save time writing certain information, such as their full name and JP registration number.
never use a stamp to place your signature on a document.
The Department does not provide stamps to JPs.