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JP Online provides a simple way to access and manage your JP registration all in one place. Simply log in to:
Visit JP Online to register or to log in.
When your term is approaching expiry, we’ll send you a courtesy email reminder to apply for reappointment. It’s your responsibility to apply for reappointment before the end of your term. You can log in to your JP Online account at any time to check the dates of your term of appointment.
JPs who meet eligibility requirements can apply to the Department of Communities and Justice for authority to use the title ‘JP (Retired)’ after their name.
You can purchase a Certificate of Appointment and printed copy of the JP Handbook through your JP Online account.
To understand your functions as a JP and how to perform them correctly, refer to the JP Handbook. You can download a free copy of the JP Handbook or log in to your JP Online Account to order a professionally printed copy.
The handbook also explains your obligations as a JP, including keeping your appointment details up-to-date and acting in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Justices of the Peace.
The Code of Conduct for JPs in NSW establishes the requirements and acceptable standards of behaviour for JPs in NSW. The code is also useful for members of the public who may be unsure of what to expect when seeking the services of a JP.
The JP Appointment Team record the personal information you provide when you volunteer to become a Justice of the Peace and when you apply for reappointment. We protect the privacy of your personal information in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.
We may use the personal information you provide for the following purposes:
Under law, we are required to publish your contact details on the Public Register of JPs. Your public contact details are:
If you’re registered as a community-based JP, we’ll also publish the times that you’re available to provide JP services as listed in your JP Online account.
During your term of office as a JP, or at any time after your term ends, any person or organisation can ask us to confirm whether or not you held an appointment as a JP. In response to these requests, we may disclose:
The Secretary of the Department of Communities and Justice may also issue a certificate confirming / declaring whether or not you were registered on the JP register at a particular time. The certificate is admissible evidence in legal proceedings.
In limited circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal information without your consent. This includes your private contact details, such as your home address and private phone numbers. We may be required to disclose this information in connection with:
To find out more about your right to privacy and the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998, visit the Information and Privacy Commission NSW website.
06 Oct 2023