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By volunteering to become a Justice of the Peace (JP) you will provide services to your community or place of employment.
Information for new JP applicants. - We appreciate your interest to become a JP, however due to the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to accept applications for JP appointment. You can still register for a JP Online account and attempt the JP Knowledge Test, however you will not be able to submit an application at this time.
This does not apply if you are an existing JP applying for reappointment.
To become a JP you will need to:
For more details visit the
To complete the JP appointment application you will need:
Visit Step 3: Complete the JP appointment application for more detailed information about the specific documentation required.
To be eligible for appointment as a NSW Justice of the Peace (JP), you must:
To find out more about eligibility and character, you can read the
Guidelines on the appointment of Justices of the Peace: assessing eligibility and good character [PDF 44KB] issued by the Attorney General.