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Justices of the Peace
 

What does a Justice of the Peace do?

A JP is authorised to witness and attest many documents such as:

  • Statutory Declarations
  • Affidavits
  • Certify copies of original documents
  • Witness the signing of Power of Attorney and Guardianship documents, providing the JP is satisfied with the capability of the signatory
  • Waiver of Rights
  • Search Warrants
  • Drug Warrants
  • Divorce documents

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?

To find a JP in your local area please click here.

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 phone and make an appointment
 

Name

Service

Location

Contact

Magistrates Court

The court has 'Daily Rooms' where J.P.s provide witnessing duties on a roster system.

260-280 Victoria Square
Adelaide

(08) 8204 2444

Magistrates Court

The Sheriff's Office
(J.P.s on staff)

Lower Ground Floor
Sir Samuel Way Building
South-West corner of Victoria Square
Adelaide

(08) 8204 0149

Family Court of SA

'Daily Rooms' operate with rosters of J.P.s.

Counter opens from 8.45am to 4.30pm

3 Angas Street
Adelaide

1300352000

Justice of the Peace Services

From 9.00am to 5:00pm.

Note: If person has more than 10 documents, please call J.P. Services first to make an appointment.

Level 2 of Chesser house,
91-97 Grenfell Street
Adelaide

 

Justice of the Peace Services

Phone: 8207 1725

Email:
jpservices@agd.sa.gov.au

 
University of South Australia - Justices of the Peace listing

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 phone and make an appointment. 


City East

City West
Shawn Carpenter
Anna Prandalos
Peter Hall
Terry Harvey
Phill Armanas
Jennifer McKay
Lei (Theodore) Xu
 
Magill
Dominic Marafioti

Mawson Lakes
Dominic Marafioti
Ian Price

Mawson Lakes Library (Mawson Centre) 

JPs are available at the Mawson Lakes Library between the the following hours

  • Monday                                 9.30am to 12noon
  • Tuesday (evening)                  5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wednesday                           12noon to 2:00pm
  • Thursday                               9:30am to 12noon
  • Thursday (evening)                5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Friday                                   12noon to 2:00pm
  • Saturday                               10:00am to 12noon
101 Currie Street
Phill Armanas
Maria Abraham

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