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Justice of the Peace

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A Justice of the Peace (JP) is authorised to witness and attest many documents, such as statutory declarations, affidavits, divorce documents, power of attorney and guardianship documents, as well as certify copies of original documents.

Certification of documents

Please note the following

Due to recent changes in Justice of the Peace Services regulations, all witnessing of documents, with the exception of certifying true copies, require presentation of photo ID.

In order to be fair to all, and not cause delays, the Justice of the Peace may only certify up to fifteen (15) copies of any single or multiple document(s) at one time if other clients are waiting.

If you require more than fifteen (15) copies to be certified you can either:

  • Leave your documents with the JP to be picked up at a later time
  • Re-queue while the JP attends to other waiting clients
  • See staff for the link to the South Australian Justice of the Peace roll which will direct you to a JP in your area

You must have the original document(s) in order to have copies certified.

The City of Salisbury offers the service of a JP at the following locations, days and times (excluding public holidays and closure days):

Salisbury Community Hub
34 Church Street, Salisbury
T: 08 8406 8283
Visit the Salisbury Community Library page for address.

  •  Monday: 10am – 4pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm
  • Friday: 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 12pm  

Mawson Lakes Library
2-8 Main Street, Mawson Lakes
T: 08 8302 5555 
Visit the Mawson Lakes Library page for address.

  • Monday morning: 9:30am - 12pm
  • Tuesday evening: 5pm - 6.45pm
  • Wednesday afternoon: 12pm - 2pm
  • Thursday morning: 9:30am - 12pm
  • Thursday evening: 5pm - 6.45pm
  • Friday afternoon: 12pm - 2pm 
  • Saturday morning: 10am - 12pm

Para Hills Community Hub
Wilkinson Road, Para Hills
T: 08 8406 8530
Visit the Para Hills Library page for address.

  • Thursday: 4pm - 5:30pm
  • Friday afternoon: 3pm - 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 12pm

For further information please call 8406 8283

Visit the South Australian Justice of the Peace roll and use the online search to find a JP in your area. You can search by entering a postcode, suburb or name of a JP.

JPs are volunteers who offer their time freely and may not be available at all times.