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Justice services

Births, deaths and marriages

The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages is responsible for the registration of life events in Queensland. We supply birth, death, marriage and change of name certificates to eligible applicants.

Justices of the Peace

Justices of the Peace (JPs) are highly-respected members of the community who play an important role in our society. JPs are volunteers in Queensland’s legal system. They perform services ranging from witnessing signatures to hearing matters in court.

Body corporate and community management

Body Corporate and Community Management assists people who live, work or invest in community titles schemes.

Dispute resolution

The Dispute Resolution Branch (DRB) was established by the Queensland Government to provide a free, confidential and impartial mediation service to the community.

Guardianship and Systems Advocacy

Guardianship is the process of making decisions for an adult about their personal or health matters when they cannot do so for themselves.

Victims of crime

The department provides information and referral services to victims of crime through Victim Assist Queensland and the victim liaison officers of the the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Victims receive information about the legal process so that they have a better chance of understanding what is happening and what is expected of them.

Courts and tribunals

Queensland Courts and tribunals are a key part of our justice system. They settle disputes, deal with people who break the law, and determine the legal rights and obligations of individuals, business and government.

Justice agencies

Statutory authorities overseen by the department including, WorkCover Queensland, QLeave, QCOMP and Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and Court, as well as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and Crown Law.


Miscellaneous Justice Services forms including Retail shop leases, appeal costs funs, Legal Profession Act and Regulation, personal injury, Status of Children Act, trusts and CMC financial assistance.

Last reviewed
3 February 2012
Last updated
23 January 2014

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