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Justice of the Peace (JP)

A Justice of the Peace (JP) in South Australia is typically someone of good stature in the community who, providing they are satisfied with the capability of the signatory, is authorised to witness and sign:

  • Statutory declarations
  • Affidavits
  • Waiver rights
  • Search warrants
  • Divorce documents

A JP can also certify copies of original documents as well as witness the signing of advanced care directive documents.

Justice of the Peace Services

For the Administration Centre, we encourage customers to ring prior to attending to ensure there is a JP available and to be advised on the current waiting time.

Please call us on 8375 6600.

Other locations

Park Holme Library

Duncan Avenue, Park Holme SA 5043

  • Thursday: 10am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 12pm

*Please call 8375 6745 to confirm JP availability for the day. No bookings required.

Cove Civic Centre

1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove SA 5158

  • Tuesday: 2pm - 4pm

*This service has temporarily moved to Tuesday for the foreseeable future. Please call 8375 6745 to confirm JP availability for the day. No bookings required.


Please organise your photocopying requirements prior to attending the Administration Centre.
Photocopying is available (fees apply) at either Officeworks or any Australia Post outlet.
Photocopying facilities are available at our library branches.

Limit on the quantity of documents

No more than 20 certified copies can be signed per person.
You may also visit the Attorney-General's website to find a JP near you.