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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.

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 five pages need to be certified or verified, please call us prior to your visit on 9978 4000 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.