Project Status: When you need to do this
A justice of the peace is typically someone of good stature in the community who is authorised to witness and sign statutory declarations and affidavits and to certify copies of original documents.
You may need a JP to:
- administer oaths
- witness signatures
- witness affidavits
- witness statutory declarations
- certify copies of documents.
What you need to do
Prepare your statutory declaration
A statutory declaration is a written statement which a person swears, affirms or declares to be true in the presence of an authorised witness.
Search the public register
Find your nearest JP or a JP who speaks a particular language. You can search by postcode, name of a JP, day of availability, language spoken and JP registration number.
Contact the JP
Please note, JPs are volunteers and may not be available at all times.
The NSW Justices Association is slowly reopening JP community desks. Call the contact number listed to find out if the desk is open as days may change.
Broadway Sydney shopping centre
Customer service desk
Tuesday and Thursday, 11am to 1pm
Phone 0421 863 514
Downing Centre courthouse complex
143-147 Liverpool Street, Sydney
Monday to Friday 12pm to 2:30pm
Phone 0407 289 203
Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland
Thursday 2pm to 5pm
Saturday 12pm to 3pm
Phone 02 9265 9333
Online Justice of the Peace services
To reduce face-to-face contact during the Covid-19 pandemic, the NSW Government has introduced new regulations to temporarily enable legal documents to be witnessed remotely by authorised witnesses, including JPs, via audio visual link.