Information for the public about justices of the peace is available on the SA.GOV.AU website.

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Information for JPs during the COVID-19 pandemic (including Oaths Act 1936 amendments)

You can manage your appointments and JP related information through the JPS portal, including your:

  • contact details
  • public roll details
  • employment details
  • applying for a change of name
  • applying for suspension for personal reasons
  • applying to become a volunteer JP
  • resigning as a JP
  • applying for reappointment.

If you are a current JP and require access to the JPS Portal, contact Justice of the Peace Services

Call: 131 882


The resources on this page will help JPs to carry out the tasks related to their work. These documents are for current JPs.

JP Handbook (PDF, 968.1 KB)

Notice - JP Handbook (PDF, 47.5 KB)

JP Code of Conduct (PDF, 162.8 KB)

JP Statutory Declaration (PDF, 97.8 KB)

Learn more about:

  • Certifying documents for AHPRA and National Boards
  • Queensland Land Titles Documents - changes to witnessing requirements
  • Teachers registration forms
  • Statutory Declarations with attachments

View the related news in full.

Authorised witnesses

View information about authorised witnesses - for affidavits and statutory declarations under the Oaths (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2021.