Training for Justices of the Peace

COVID-19 notice: Temporary suspension of Justice of the Peace training from 27 March 2020. JP Training coordinated and managed by the Department of Justices is temporarily suspended until further notice. We appreciate your understanding whilst these temporary measures are in place.

All Justices of the Peace (JPs) are expected to follow the same procedures when performing administrative duties. In an attempt to standardise JP training and knowledge, new materials are regularly added to the website.

The JP Handbook is the primary guide outlining the practice and procedures JPs should follow. This information is supplemented by other information including, Fact Sheets, JP Bulletins which inform JPs of changes to policy and legislation and are emailed to targeted JPs and tailored to the various JP roles.

Online modules on a range of topics including Bail, Traffic, Search Warrants, Violence Restraining Orders and Witnessing Documents are also available.

JPs are encouraged to use these resources and to monitor the JP Training Calendar, which contains information about proposed and upcoming JP seminars.

JPs who preside in court must attend Department approved training on court procedures to remain accredited to preside in court.

If you are interested in enrolling in online modules or have other queries, please contact the JP Training and Research Coordinator on 9425 2524 or email

Last updated: 16-Jul-2020

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