JP and Comm Dec Info

Become a JP or C.dec

To become a Justice of the Peace (JP) or Commissioner for Declarations (C.dec) you must be:

  • an Australian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • of good character
  • correctly registered on the state electoral roll and
  • undertake prescribed training and be deemed competent.

All new applicants seeking appointment as a JP or C.dec must first successfully complete a prescribed training course from a Registered Training Organisation. The training course provides the specific competencies required under the roles and responsibilities of JPs and C.decs.

For more information, visit the Justices of the Peace branch website.

Find a JP or C.dec

The Justices of the Peace website provides information about where to find a JP or C.dec near you.