Justice of the Peace

Need a JP? A volunteer Justice of the Peace is available at Sutherland Shire Council Customer Service Centre.

Volunteer JP Desks

In accordance with advice from the lead public health agencies and the Federal Government, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, volunteer JP Desks will be temporarily unavailable at Sutherland Shire Libraries until further notice.

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.

The health and wellbeing of our community is of utmost importance and Council will continue to closely monitor the advice and adhere to the directives of the lead public health agencies on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

More Information

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