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The role of the Justice of the Peace (JP) is to act as an independent and objective witness to official or legal documents.

Generally JPs:

  • witness oaths or affidavits
  • take statutory declarations and affirmations
  • witness signatures
  • attest the execution of a document
  • certify a true copy of an original document

Here’s how to find one locally:

The Department of Justice and Attorney General To search The Department of Justice and Attorney General for a local Justice of the Peace, click on their link: https://jp.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/public/welcomePublic.do and enter your postcode in the search bar. Please note their guidelines:

  • JPs on the Register are volunteers. They may not be available at short notice or at all times of the day.
  • You must not use the information on the Register to send unsolicited communications, other than those necessary to enable you to make legitimate use of the JP services.
  • When seeking the services of a JP, please telephone in advance to make an appointment. It is best to telephone during weekday business hours. If urgent contact on a weekend is necessary, please limit your call to a reasonable time of the day.

Willoughby Council

The NSW Justice Association volunteers provide this service to the community of Willoughby. There is no booking required to use this service. There are a number of sessions taking place each week. For all times and locations visit Justice of the Peace | Willoughby City Council (nsw.gov.au)

North Sydney Council

By appointment only.

Please ring the phone numbers given below.

Bookings will be available every 10-15 minutes to accommodate social distancing measures and NSW Health Guidelines.

Note that a JP is a volunteer, who may become unavailable, so appointments may be cancelled without notice. Every effort is made to find a replacement JP if the regularly scheduled JP is unavailable.

You will need to show the booking reference (paperless is preferred), or provide ID.

One customer at a time (a carer or co-signer is permitted).

If you do NOT speak/read English please bring an interpreter.

Bring your original document(s) and your own pen.

Maximum of 5 pages only can be presented.


JP Hours at Stanton Library – tel 02 9936 8400

Tuesdays        10am-12pm

Wednesdays   12.30pm-2.30pm

Thursdays       4pm-6pm

Fridays            1pm-3pm


JP Hours at Council Customer Service – tel 02 9936 8100

Mondays         2pm – 4pm

Thursdays       2pm-4pm

Friday              2pm-4pm



Other JPs in North Sydney:

The Kirribilli Centre – https://www.thekirribillicentre.org, 9922 4428, or info@kirribilli.org.au

Greenwood Plaza – www.greenwoodplaza.com.au/whats-on/offers/free-justice-of-peace-service

Mosman Council

Appointments are required on the day for the Justice of the Peace service at Mosman Council. Please call 9978 4000 and speak with Customer Service to make an appointment. The JP service is dependent on Council staff availability and resources.

Ku-ring-gai Council

A Justice of the Peace (JP) is authorised to witness a person making a statutory declaration, witness a person making an affidavit and certify that a copy of an original document is a true and accurate copy.

JPs are volunteers who offer their time freely and may not be available at all times. No appointments are necessary but ring on the day to ensure the JP is available.

The JP service is available at the following branches of Ku-ring-gai Library on the following days and times.

Gordon Library

799 Pacific Highway, Gordon, 9424 0120.

Monday 10 – 11.30am and 5.30 – 6.30pm
Tuesday 10 – 11.30am
Wednesday 10 – 11.30am
Thursday 10 – 11.30am and 5.30 – 6.30pm

Turramurra Library

5 Ray Street, Turramurra, 9424 0480.

 Monday 3.30 – 4.30pm
Tuesday 3 – 4.30pm

Lindfield Library

265 Pacific Highway, Lindfield, 9424 0428.

 Tuesday 10 – 11.30am
Saturday 10 – 11.30am

Ku-ring-gai Library branches, locations and opening hours

For the most up-to-date information visit www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Community/Ku-ring-gai-Library/Justice-of-the-Peace