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. This service is free of charge.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
Please note following advice from the NSW Department of Justice – New South Wales Justices of the Peace are unable to witness or certify any of the following documents:
- Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Proof of Life forms
- Queensland Land Title documents
- Laminated Citizenship Certificates
If you require an Enduring Power of Attorney to be witnessed it can be witnessed by a Solicitor or Court Registrar.
Community JPs can be located by accessing the NSW Government’s Communities and Justice website. 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.