Justice of the Peace and Commissioner for Oaths
Find a Justice of the Peace
To find a Justice of the Peace (JP) you can do any of the following.
You can search for a JP by region or surname using the Justice of the Peace database.
Go to a courthouse
You can go to a Local Court registry office from 9am to 4pm and see a JP at the counter.
JPs are also at the Supreme Court registry office but only during certain hours, so you should phone the court before you go.
If you live remotely
You should contact us on (08) 8999 1809 to find the nearest JP in your area.
Other people who are JPs
There are people who are automatically given power under the law to be a JP.
They are also known as ex-officio JPs.
These people are:
- a Supreme Court judge
- the Master of the Supreme Court
- the Registrar of the Supreme Court
- a Local Court judge
- a Registrar of the local court
- a Judicial Registrar or Registrar of the Family Court of Australia
- the Mayor of a municipality
- any person appointed by the Administrator.
A person stops being a JP when they no longer hold one of these positions.
To find out more call the Attorney-General and Justice statutory appointments officer on (08) 8999 1809.
Last updated: 12 December 2017