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JPs should regularly check this page for updates related to their role and responsibilities as a JP and contact the department directly by email at if they have a question about their functions and duties.

A new way of managing appointments

We are developing a new online system for managing Justice of the Peace (JP) appointments and reappointments. In preparation for the launch of this system, applications for JP appointment, for JP reappointment or to update names and contact details are temporarily closed until April 2019.

If you use the online logbook and are unable to access it, please email for assistance.

Volunteer JPs required – Merrylands Library

Merrylands Library require volunteer JPs. Please email your expression of interest to or contact Council’s Volunteering & Employment Pathways Officer, Faiza Shakori, on 8757 9252.

*Please note the Department of Justice is not responsible for the coordination of volunteer JP services*

JP News — November 2018

Check out our latest edition of JP News. The November edition [PDF, 233KB] contains important information for JPs and appointments.

JP Factsheet – Witnessing overseas and interstate documents 

The Department of Justice regularly receives questions about whether NSW JPs can witness documents from interstate and overseas. Under NSW legislation JPs are not authorised to witness such documents.

Read the Witnessing overseas and interstate factsheet [PDF, 220KB] for more information and guidance.

JPs' 50 years of service photos

Photos are now available from the JPs' 50 Years of Service reception hosted by NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman on Tuesday, 13 November 2018

View and download photos.

Questions about JP procedures?

Read or download the latest edition of the 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.