Justice of the Peace and Commissioner for Oaths

Find a Justice of the Peace

Change to services

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) services may be disrupted.

Only use this service if it is urgent or critical. Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Find a Justice of the Peace

Go to a courthouse

You can go to a Local Court registry office and see a JP at the counter:

  • Monday to Thursday from 10am to noon and 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday from 10am to noon.

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.

Contact us

To find out more call the Attorney-General and Justice statutory appointments officer on 08 8999 1809.

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Last updated: 21 June 2022

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