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As circumstances in NSW continue to change a number of JPs and JP scheduled desk locations may not be operating or may operate under changed hours. Please contact the JP or service desk location first before attending.

Please remember that JPs are providing a free service and they generously volunteer their time. If a JP is unavailable due to restrictions under Public Health Orders or if they feel that their health or the health of a member of their household could be placed at risk, they will decline to provide service.

JP services are not classed as essential services by the NSW Government.

There have been recent cases where JPs and the staff on the JP Infoline have endured abuse from people seeking JP services. This behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. All JPs and JP support staff must be treated with respect.

The Department currently recommends the use of Audio Visual Link to perform JP services remotely where possible. Please click on the factsheet Witnessing legal documents remotely – Justices of the Peace factsheet.

Official information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the NSW Government can be found here.

Read the Terms of Use of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register.

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