Justice of the Peace

Justices of the Peace (JPs) are volunteers appointed by the Governor of New South Wales. The role of the Justice of the Peace (JP) is to act as an independent and objective witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes.

Generally JPs:

  • witness oaths or affidavits
  • take statutory declarations and affirmations
  • witness signatures
  • attest the execution of a document
  • certify a true copy of an original document

Coffs Harbour Libraries offers free volunteer Justice of the Peace services at the following branches and times.

Harry Bailey Memorial Library

Tuesdays, 10.30am to 1.30pm (Beginning 19 September)

Woolgoolga Library

Wednesdays, 11am to 1pm (Beginning 20 September)


No bookings are required. There is a limit of 10 documents to be certified in a session.


The NSW Government provides an online service to find a Justice of the Peace from the public register.