Justice of the Peace Service

Council has a number of staff who have volunteered to be Justices of the Peace (JP) to assist the community.

They offer the following services:

  • Administering oath declarations or affidavits, and taking statutory declarations and affirmations principally under the Oaths Act 1900
  • Witnessing signatures
  • Attesting and certifying documents

This service is free of charge.

JPs are available Monday to Friday from 2.00pm to 3.00pm (subject to availability) at Council’s Civic Centre, Customer Services, 1 Mosman Square.

JP Service is also available at Barry O’Keefe Library on Wednesdays only from 12pm to 2pm.

If more than ten documents need to be certified or verified, please call us prior to your visit on 9978 4141 for an appointment.

Community JPs

Community JPs can be located by accessing the Attorney General’s Department website Law Link . You can search for a Justice of the Peace in your area by entering your postcode.
This website also contains information on becoming a Justice of the Peace and the duties and functions of Justices of the Peace.