Volunteer Justices of the Peace are available at some branches each week to assist residents.
JPs are available at:
- Casula Library - Tuesday, 5.30-7.30pm;
- Green Valley Library - Monday, 5.30-7.30pm and Wednesday, 9.30am-12.30pm;
- Liverpool Library - Saturday, 10am-12pm;
- Moorebank Library - Tuesday, 5.30-7.30pm.
You do not need to make an appointment to see a JP, but it’s a good idea to call ahead and check that they are available.
The most common services provided by JPs are:
- Witnessing the signing of a statutory declaration
A statutory declaration is a written statement which a person declares to be true in the presence of an authorised witness. Various organisations often require information be provided in a statutory declaration.
- Witnessing the signing of an affidavit
An affidavit is a written statement for use as evidence in court proceedings. A person who makes an affidavit must promise that he or she is telling the truth, in the presence of an authorised witness.
- Certifying that a copy of an original document is a true copy
Various organisations sometimes accept a certified copy of a document, instead of the original. This avoids a person having to mail or submit the original of a precious document, such as a birth certificate or academic qualification.