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.  

In this section you can find out more about the role of JPs, find your nearest JP, apply to become a JP, manage your JP appointment details and more.

The role of JPsThe role of JPs

Learn more about the functions of a JP and how to submit feedback about a JP.

Finding a JPFinding a JP

Search the Public Register to find your nearest JP or a JP who speaks a particular language.

Becoming a JPBecoming a JP

Find out how to apply to become a JP and the appointment process.



Information for JPs ​Information for JPs

Find out more about performing your role and your obligations as a JP.

JP OnlineJP Online

Learn about, register for or log in to JP Online. Use JP Online to apply for appointment or reappointment, update your details and more.

Contact JP Appointment ServicesContact JP Appointment Services

Contact JP Appointment Services for support with appointment and reappointment applications.