Justices of the Peace

The office of the Justice of the Peace (JP) is a statutory position that involves a range of duties and responsibilities - most commonly including witnessing of documents such as Affidavits, Statutory Declarations, Enduring Powers of Attorney/Guardianship and certifying documents.

At many centres throughout the State - predominantly in regional areas - justices are required to preside in Magistrates Courts. Other administrative duties relate to bail applications and issuing search warrants.

A search facility is provided to assist you to locate the closest JP.

Alternatively a telephone answering service (1300 657 788) can also provide you with the relevant information.

Contact details

Justice of the Peace Branch
Department of Justice

Phone: (08) 9425 2827
JP locations: 1300 657 788
Email: jps@justice.wa.gov.au

Last updated: 20-Jan-2020

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