What does a Justice of the Peace do?
A JP is authorised to witness and attest many documents such as:
There are no national Justices of the Peace in Australia. Each State and Territory has its own legislation to regulate the appointment and powers of Justices of the Peace. The functions of the office are different from State to State and witnessing requirements also differ from State to State.
More information can be found at the following sites:
Where can I find a Justice of the Peace?
Some JPs also volunteer their time to sit in "Daily Rooms" in the Courts to assist in the processing of court documents and are generally available to the public for general witnessing duties. JPs also attend many Libraries and Council Offices on a roster basis to make themselves more accessible to the public.
The Attorney-General's Department JP Volunteer Service is located at Level 2 of Chesser house, 91-97 Grenfell Street, Adelaide.
Please see the listing below for metropolitan JP services. In all cases it is necessary to call and make an appointment.
|Magistrates Court||The court has daily rooms where JPs provide witnessing duies on a roster system||260-280 Victoria Square, Adelaide||8204 2444|
|Magistrates Court||The Sheriff's Office - JPs on staff||
Lower Ground Floor, Sir Samuel Way Building, SW Corner of Victoria Square, Adelaide
|Family Court SA||The court has daily rooms where JPs provide witnessing duies on a roster system||3 Angas St, Adelaide||1300 352 000|
|Justice of the Peace Services||9.00am - 4.30pm||Lvl 2, Chesser House, 91-97 Grenfell St, Adelaide||131 882|
|Mawson Centre Library||Monday to Saturday (Varied times)||MC Building||8302 5555|
UniSA has several staff who are Justices of the Peace in and for the State of South Australia. They can witness a range of documents including statutory declarations and affidavits and can certify true copies. Please use the listing below. In all cases it is necessary to call and make an appointment.
|City West||Dominic Marafioti|
|City West||Anna Prandalos|
|City West||Jennifer McKay|
|City West||Lei (Theodore) Xu|
|City West||Louise Seaman|
|Magill||David Sweet||Appt by email only|
|Magill||Julie Read||Tuesday 9-10.30am (no appt necessary)|
|Mawson Lakes||Ian Price|