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.

Online document witnessing

If you are a vulnerable person, you can now have your important documents witnessed by a JP through an online video conference.

Learn more about having your documents witnessed online.

Search for your nearest Justice of the Peace
(JP) or Commissioner for declarations (Cdec)

or call 1300 301 147