Justices of The Peace

Applications for admission as a Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner of Declarations

These applications require nomination by a State Member of Parliament, like me.

The forms are available on the Queensland Government website at -

Once completed, your application will be forwarded to the Attorney-General. Processing usually takes 4-6 weeks and we will advise you on your application's progress.

JPs in the Community Program

The JPs in the Community program was developed to give the public consistent and easy access to witnessing services throughout Queensland.

Signing sites are usually located at:

  • major shopping centres, like Australia Fair and Southport Park;
  • libraries;
  • courts;
  • universities; and
  • hospitals

To find a site head to the JPs in the Community Program website at -


Long service awards for JPs and Cdecs

Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commissioners for Declarations (Cdecs), registered in Queensland, who have provided 25, 40, 50, 60 or 70 years of continual service, can be nominated by their Member of Parliament (MP) for a long service award.

Long service awards acknowledge the dedication of JPs and Cdecs to their position and are personally signed by the Attorney-General.

Once prepared, your award will be presented to you by your MP.

Apply Here

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