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Where to Find a Justice of the Peace

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: 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.

Mosman Council

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 ten documents need to be certified or verified, please call us prior to your visit on 9978 4141 for an appointment.

North Sydney Council

North Sydney Council provides a Justice of the Peace from Monday to Friday between 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. No appointment is required. Please note: this JP can only certify/sign a maximum of 10 pages per customer.
Where: North Sydney Council, 200 Miller St, North Sydney
Ph: 9936 8100 or email

There is also a Justice of the Peace at Stanton Library between the following hours:
Monday 2pm-4pm, Tuesday 12pm-2pm, Wednesday 12.30pm-2.30pm, Thursday 4pm-6pm, Friday 1pm-3pm and Saturday 1pm-3pm.
Where: Stanton Library, 234 Miller St, North Sydney
Ph: 9936 8400 or email

Willoughby Council

Willoughby Council provides a JP: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 3pm  and Wednesday 12noon – 3pm

Willoughby City Council Administration Building

Level 4/31 Victor Street, Chatswood 2067 ph: 02 9777 1000

This service is also available:
– Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 10am-12pm, at Chatswood Library on The Concourse
– Thursday evenings 6pm-8pm at Northbridge Library

Please note:
“Council Officers who are registered JP’s are available for the following requests only: Witnessing of signatures on documents that state that the witness must be a Justice of the Peace, verifying copies of original documents, maximum of ten (10) pages only for any one request each day, swearing of affidavits and the signing of attachments in relation to the affidavit, witnessing Statutory Declarations and the signing of attachments to the Statutory Declaration.
See the website for more:

Northern Beaches Council

Some Council Officers are Justices of the Peace (JPs) and many of our libraries and customer service points have JPs on duty. JPs complete their duties as a community service, depending on their availability and work commitments.

Manly Customer Service
Monday – Friday, 3 – 4pm

Dee Why Civic Centre
Monday to Friday, 9am – 12pm, 2 – 4.30pm (subject to availability and for up to 2 pages)
Customers are requested to call to check availability

Mona Vale Customer Service Centre
Monday – Thursday  9am – 5pm, Fri 9am – 4.30pm

Avalon Customer Service Centre
Monday – Thursday  9am – 5pm, Fri 9am – 4.30pm

Forestville Library
Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Warringah Mall Library
Thursdays 10am-12pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm

Manly Library
Volunteer JPs are available at varying times during the week and occasionally at the weekend. The service is free, and clients are seen on a first-come first-served basis.