Justice of the Peace

A message from the NSW Justices Association:

NSWJA JP DESK CLOSURE – Chatswood Library and Northbridge Library

Because of the risks to our Justice of the Peace volunteers and the public from COVID-19, the community JP desks at Chatswood Library and Northbridge Library will be closed from Saturday 21 March 2020 until further notice. We regret any inconvenience.

If you require a JP please access the public register on www.jp.nsw.gov.au under “Finding a JP”. 

Council provides this service for the benefit of our residents and those persons working in and visiting the Willoughby City.

Council Officers who are registered JP's are available for the following requests only:

  • Witness a person making a Statutory Declaration
  • Witness a person making an Affidavit
  • Certify that a copy of an original document is a true and accurate copy

JP's are not available for:

  • Mortgages 
  • Company Registration 
  • Guarantees 
  • Wills 
  • Power of Attorney
  • Proof of Life 

These documents should be taken to a Solicitor, a Notary Public or a third party that has the authority to explain and discuss the document. To find a Public Notary please visit notarylocator.com.au/NSW.

Council's Help and Service Centre

When: Monday -  Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - only by appointment
Where: Council's Help and Service Centre, Level 4, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood 

Northbridge Plaza

When: Tuesday mornings 10am-12noon
Where: 79/113 Sailors Bay Rd, Northbridge NSW 2063  (level 1 opposite Seed Women & at the Lower Level of Plaza near carpark entrance door)

You can find a Justice of the Peace outside the times offered by Council, or find more information about Justices of the Peace in NSW, at the NSW Justices Association, or Lawlink.

Please note: The Code of Conduct and the Attorney General's Office prohibits the Justice of the Peace from receiving gifts or payments for services. We thank you for your consideration.

Requests for witnessing Proof of Life forms or any overseas documents

NSW law does not authorise NSW JPs to witness signatures on overseas documents or to perform other tasks under overseas laws, or those required by an organisation or agency from overseas. A Public Notary is able to witness signatures on overseas documents.