Justice of the Peace

Council provides this service for the benefit of our residents and those persons working in and visiting the Willoughby City.

JP's are available for JP's are not available for 
  • Witness a person making a Statutory Declaration
  • Witness a person making an Affidavit
  • Certify that a copy of an original document is a true and accurate copy 
  • Mortgages 
  • Company Registration 
  • Guarantees 
  • Wills 
  • Power of Attorney
  • Proof of Life 
  • Overseas documents

These documents should be taken to a Solicitor, a Notary Public or a third party that has the authority to explain and discuss the document. To find a Public Notary please visit notarylocator.com.au/NSW.


Council's Customer Service Center

Only by appointment - Contact Us

When: Monday -  Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Council's Customer Service Centre, Level 4, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood 

Chatswood Library

Starting Wednesday 2 December, JP services will be available at Chatswood Library: 

  • Due to the popularity of this service, you may need to queue to see a JP, please allow enough time for your visit.
  • Photocopying and printing is available, or use the library’s web printing service to send your documents to print.
  • The library is a cashless facility, only card or Eftpos payments are accepted. 

When: Wednesdays 10am – 12pm | Saturdays 10am – 12pm 

Where: Lower Ground, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 2067

Northbridge Plaza

When: Tuesday mornings 10am-12noon
Where: 79/113 Sailors Bay Rd, Northbridge NSW 2063  (level 1 opposite Seed Women & at the Lower Level of Plaza near carpark entrance door)

Northbridge Library

The Northbridge Library JP service remains closed until further notice. 

You can find a Justice of the Peace outside the times offered by Council, or find more information about Justices of the Peace in NSW, at the NSW Justices Association, or Lawlink.

Please note: The Code of Conduct and the Attorney General's Office prohibits the Justice of the Peace from receiving gifts or payments for services. We thank you for your consideration.

Requests for witnessing Proof of Life forms or any overseas documents

NSW law does not authorise NSW JPs to witness signatures on overseas documents or to perform other tasks under overseas laws, or those required by an organisation or agency from overseas. A Public Notary is able to witness signatures on overseas documents.