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Do you want to be a JP or Commissioner for Declarations?


Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations are highly-respected members of the community who play an important role in modern society.


They are voluntary workers in Queensland’s legal system and perform a range of judicial and administrative functions.


In a complex legal environment these people provide a variety of specialised services to the legal system and the Queensland public.


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.


Our legislation is becoming increasingly more complex and placing higher expectations on our JPs and C.decs. JPs and C.decs handle important documents which may have a significant impact on a person’s life. It is therefore important that they are properly trained in how to provide these services.


The duties of a JP (Qualified) are more onerous than those of a Commissioners for Declarations. If you want more information please read the Justice

Department website by clicking on this link.


Application forms are available from Pat's Electorate Office, If you have any further questions, or would like Trevor to mail you an application form just contact the electorate office.



JPs in your neighbourhood

If you need the services of a JP in your suburb just click on this link which will take you to a State Government site with a complete listing by suburb.


JPs in the Community signing locations can be found at various venues throughout Queensland including:


  • major shopping centres
  • libraries
  • court houses
  • universities
  • hospitals.


please click this link for locations.



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