COVID-19 notice: Temporary closures of Justice of the Peace (JP) document witnessing centres from 23 March 2020.
Document Witnessing Centres are coordinated and managed by JPs who are volunteers. The Department is aware that many JP Witnessing Centres have closed until further notice to preserve the safety of the community and the volunteer JPs.
In these circumstances you should not attend at a JP document witnessing centre without first making a phone enquiry.
We appreciate your understanding whilst these temporary measures are in place.
If the document is a statutory declaration it may be witnessed by one of the occupational groups listed on the Authorised witnesses for statutory declarations.
When contacting JPs, please note they are volunteers who provide their services to the community free of charge. While JPs make themselves available as much as possible, it should be remembered that JPs have the same type of work and personal commitments as any other person. Accordingly, you will need to negotiate a mutually acceptable time and place for appointment.