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Do you need a JP?

Justice of the Peace Services operate out of the Charlestown Electorate Office located at 3/313 Charlestown Rd, Charlestown. You can access them Monday-Friday, 9.30am-10.30am and 3.30pm-4.30pm.

As your local State Member of Parliament I can assist you to become a Justice of the Peace (JP).

A JP facilitates the swearing of Affidavits and Statutory Declarations. JPs play an essential part in the legal system and in the community in NSW.  By volunteering to become a JP you will be providing a valuable and important service to your community or place of employment

To become a JP you must be nominated by a Member of Parliament.

You must also:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be an Australian Citizen or a person who is entitled to vote in this State (unless exempted by the Minister)
  • be of good character
  • not be an undischarged bankrupt
  • consent to confidential personal inquiries to determine your suitability for appointment, including a criminal records check
  • establish an employment and/or a community based need for appointment
  • consent to having your full name published on the Justice of the Peace register.
  • complete a JP Knowledge Test

To commence your JP application process, please click here to register your details on the NSW Department of Justice website.