Justice of the Peace

Council has the following Justice of the Peace (JP) services

  • witnessing Statutory Declarations
  • Affadavits
  • certifying true copies of original documents

A maximum of 10 documents can be presented and if certified copies are required the copy should be provided.


1. Council Customer Service

JP hours*

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (excluding 12-2pm)


*JP hours (as of 1 July 2017)

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2pm - 4pm


North Sydney Council, 200 Miller St, North Sydney

Tel 9936 8100 or email council@northsydney.nsw.gov.au


2. Stanton Library

JP hours

Monday 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday 12pm - 2pm
Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Thursday 4pm - 6pm
Friday 1pm - 3pm
Saturday 1pm - 3pm


Stanton Library, 234 Miller St, North Sydney

Tel 9936 8400 or email library@northsydney.nsw.gov.au


A Justice of the Peace (JP) can assist you by:

  • Certifying copies of documents as true copies. Please bring a clear and complete photocopy of the document with the original for certification. Electronically issued documents can only be certified where they are downloaded and printed from the issuing website in front of the JP. You may therefore wish to bring your own electronic device or use one of the library’s computers.
  • Witnessing a statutory declaration under the NSW Oaths Act 1900, an Australian affidavit or a Commonwealth of Australia statutory declaration. For NSW statutory declarations, please bring photographic identification with you. If you do not speak or read English please bring someone to interpret for you.
  • Witnessing signatures on legal documents and administering oaths as authorised by a NSW legislation. If your document does not indicate the relevant NSW Act or NSW Regulation authorising the JP to witness your signature please find out the details from the issuing body or your legal professional.
    • If the NSW Act or NSW Regulation cannot be identified then the JP will not be able to witness the document for you.
    • The JP is unable to witness signatures on international documents. Contact a Notary for this purpose: Notary Locator


Other Justice of the Peace

Please contact Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, tel 9922 4428 or info@kncsydney.org

Also, Greenwood Plaza - please contact directly.