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

Certification of documents

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

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
  • Go to the South Australian Justice of the Peace roll which will direct you to a JP in your area. You can search by postcode, suburb or JP name.

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

  • Monday - Friday: 10am to 4pm
  • Thursday evening: 6pm to 8pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 12pm

Mawson Lakes Library

2-8 Main Street, Mawson Lakes
T: 08 8302 5555

  • Monday: 9.30am to 12pm
  • Tuesday: 5pm - 6.45pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm to 2pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am to 12pm and 5pm to 6.45pm
  • Friday: 12pm to 2pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 12pm

Para Hills Community Hub

Wilkinson Road, Para Hills
T: 08 8406 8530

  • Thursday: 4pm to 5.30pm
  • Friday: 3pm to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 12pm

Justice of the Peace Service Hours (as of Monday 5 July)

As of Monday 5 July, 2021, the Justice of the Peace Service hours will be changing. The hours will be as follows:

Salisbury Community Hub

  • Monday - Friday: 10am to 4pm
  • Thursday evening: 5pm to 7pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 12pm

Mawson Lakes Library

  • Monday: 9:30am to 12pm
  • Tuesday: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm to 2pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am to 12pm
  • Thursday evening: 4.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Friday: 12pm to 2pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 12pm

Para Hills Community Hub

  • Thursday: 3pm to 5pm
  • Friday: 3pm to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 12pm

For more information, please contact: 8406 8222


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

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