Justices of the Peace

Justices of the Peace (JPs) are volunteers who undertake special responsibilities, such as signing documents that require a qualified witness and hearing certain types of court matters.

Their services include witnessing and certifying routine legal documents including wills, affidavits, statutory declarations and passport applications.

By performing these services, they allow lawyers and the courts to concentrate on complex legal matters.

Justice of the Peace can be found at court registries, as well as shopping centres and other locations.

Search for your nearest JP (or commissioner for declarations).