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Justice of the Peace Service

The Justice of the Peace (JP) service will recommence from Monday 1 June 2020, and be available between 2-3pm Monday to Friday by appointment only. Appointments are subject to availability and can only be made on the day by phoning 9978 4000 to make a booking. A limit of five pages will apply for signatures or certification.

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

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.