Justice of the Peace

Need a JP? A volunteer Justice of the Peace is available at our libraries.

Volunteer JP Desks

A volunteer Justice of the Peace will be available to assist the public at the following locations and times. No appointment is necessary.

Caringbah Library
Mondays from 10:00am - 1:00pm
Engadine Library
Tuesdays from 10:00am - 1:00pm
Southgate Shopping Centre
Wednesdays from 9:00am - 12:00pm
Cronulla Library
Thursdays and Saturdays from 11:00pm - 2:00pm
Menai Library
Fridays from 10:00am - 1:00pm

Outside of these times Sutherland Shire Council staff volunteering as NSW Justice of the Peace may be available from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday only, at the Sutherland Shire Council Customer Service Centre.

Sutherland Shire Council staff will ONLY verify an identity and witness signatures on the documents listed below, limited to a maximum of 15 sheets (per customer, per day):

  • Statutory declarations, for example,
    • registration of animals
    • Company documents requiring a witness of a signature
  • Certified copies of original documents

All New South Wales Justices of the Peace are PROHIBITED from witnessing/certifying ANY of the following documents:

  • Anything requiring a Public Notary
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Laminated Citizenship Certificates
  • Overseas pensions
  • Proof of Life forms

Please note: Overseas pensions cannot be certified by a Justice of the Peace. You will require a Public Notary Officer to do this. The website www.notarynsw.org.au provides a list of Officers in your area that can provide this service.

More Information

For more information about JP services at the library please contact Sutherland Library
Phone 9710 0351
Email library@ssc.nsw.gov.au