Justice of the Peace

Council has these volunteer JP services: no appointment required.


1. Council Customer Service has a Justice of the Peace between the hours:

Monday to Friday 9am - 12pm  &  2pm - 5pm

Nb: this JP can only certify/sign a maximum of 10 pages per customer. 


North Sydney Council, 200 Miller St, North Sydney

Ring on 9936 8100 or email council@northsydney.nsw.gov.au


2. Stanton Library has a Justice of the Peace between the hours:

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


December and January Holidays for the JP Service


There will be no JP service from Tuesday 20 December to Saturday 7 January 2017. The JP service will resume on Monday 9 January 2017.



Stanton Library, 234 Miller St, North Sydney

Ring on 9936 8400 or email library@northsydney.nsw.gov.au


A Justice of the Peace 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 New South Wales 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 New South Wales 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 Justice of the Peace 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

You can also find a JP at Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre.
Call 9922 4428 or email info@kncsydney.org to arrange an appointment.