Forms and publications
Application for appointement as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified)
Application for appointment as a Commissioner for Declarations
For use where existing JP (C.dec) wishes to upgrade to JP (Qual.) .
The Justice of the Peace (Commissioner for Declarations) category is being phased out. As a current JP (C.dec) please fill in your details and indicate your preference using this form.
JP Bulletin - Issue 2: February 2014 (PDF, 420.9 KB)
Resources for JPs and C.decs
Witnessing land registry forms for individuals (PDF, 175.3 KB)
This brochure is designed for Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations (JPs) to help in their role of witnessing the execution of land registry forms by members of the community.
Change your address on the Justice of the Peace register.
Change your name on the Justice of the Peace register (PDF, 95.8 KB)
Change your name on the Justice of the Peace register.
Incident report (PDF, 102.1 KB)
This incident report form provides a formal channel through which Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commissioners for Declarations (C.decs) can report incidents that occur while performing their duties.
Internet listing permission (PDF, 83.6 KB)
The Justices of the Peace Branch must have your permission to include your contact details on the website. To create a comprehensive database, we need all JPs to nominate their details for inclusion on this search facility. You can also use this form if you have recently changed your contact details.
Justices examination order (PDF, 58.0 KB)
Justices examination order (under the Mental Health Act 2000 Queensland, Section 28, 32(1), 32(2)
Notice of inability to witness titles registry (PDF, 63.3 KB)
Notice of inability to witness titles registry form
Commissioner for Declarations handbook (PDF, 1.7 MB)
This handbook is a guide for a Commissioner for Declarations (C.dec) and is intended to to be used as a day-to-day reference to help carry out duties responsibilites.
Justice of the Peace handbook (PDF, 3.2 MB)
This handbook is a guide for a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) and is intended to to be used as a day-to-day reference to help carry out duties responsibilites.
Code of Conduct for JPs and C.decs (PDF, 40.0 KB)
Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations Code of Conduct.
Fee schedule (PDF, 34.3 KB)
Fees for Justices of the Peace Branch effective as of 1 July 2013.
Resignation form for JPs and C.decs (PDF, 88.7 KB)
This template has been created to assist you in the process of submitting your resignation as a Justice of the Peace (JP) or Commissioner for Declarations (C.dec).
Witness Certificate for a Mortgagor in Queensland (PDF, 82.2 KB)
This document certifies the method used to confirm the mortgagor’s identity.
Logbook - Commissioner for Declarations (PDF, 185.0 KB)
Commissioner for declarations logbook
Logbook - Justice of the Peace (Qualified) (PDF, 186.4 KB)
Justice of the Peace logbook
JP merchandise and publications order form (PDF, 46.3 KB)
Principles of operation for volunteer program (PDF, 35.5 KB)
Sample peace and good behaviour complaint (PDF, 15.2 KB)
JP Advisory Council - Terms of Reference (PDF, 235.4 KB)
What are Justices of the Peace (Arabic translation) (PDF, 373.0 KB)
Justices of the Peace fact sheet (Arabic translation)
03/14 Witnessing Tattoo Parlours Act 2013 Applications (PDF, 41.5 KB)
On 6 January 2014, the Queensland Government introduced new tattoo licensing laws under the Tattoo Parlours Act 2013 (the Act). Anyone who performs body art tattooing procedures or who operates a body art tattooing business in Queensland now requires a licence.
02/14 Witnessing Land Title Documents (PDF, 49.3 KB)
The procedure for a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations to witness land title documents is detailed in Chapter 8 of both Justices of the Peace and Commissioner for Declarations Handbooks. This witnessing procedure applies to individual parties who are signatories to any transaction under the Land Titles Act 1994 (or the Land Act 1994, in the case of non-freehold land).
In March 2009 the Justices of the Peace Branch (JP Branch) issued Technical Bulletin 05/09: Witnessing Statutory Declarations for Traffic Infringement Notices, to address matters of concern identified by the Traffic Camera Office of the Queensland Police Service.
02/13 Approved enduring power of attorney forms (PDF, 39.2 KB)
Recently, there have been reported instances where Justices of the Peace and/or Commissioners for Declarations have been requested to witness a one page Enduring Power of Attorney form. This bulletin is to inform all witnessing officers that a Queensland Enduring Power of Attorney must be presented to the witness in an approved form.
In the days following Queensland’s recent natural disasters, you may be requested to witness a Statutory Declaration for a person who has been affected by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald and/or associated flooding. In some cases, the person who presents the Statutory Declaration may not have any proof of identity documents as they may have been destroyed.
06/12 New South Wales Identity Requirements (PDF, 52.1 KB)
This bulletin provides information on the new identity requirements when witnessing a person’s New South Wales (NSW) statutory declaration or NSW affidavit.
05/12 Alteration or Minor Correction to Land Registry forms (PDF, 306.9 KB)
This bulletin has been issued to provide general information on the Registrar of Titles requirements and the minor effect on witnessing procedures for Titles Registry forms.
04/12 Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (PDF, 89.9 KB)
This technical bulletin highlights changes that will impact Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commissioners for Declarations (C.decs) who witness Protection Order Applications under the Act.
03/12 Peace and good behaviour complaints and summons (PDF, 95.1 KB)
This Technical Bulletin has been issued to provide information to Justices of the Peace who consider Complaints and Summonses under the Peace and Good Behaviour Act 1982 (the Act).
02/12 Changes to relationship recognition in Queensland (PDF, 99.2 KB)
On 22 June 2012 the Queensland Parliament passed the Civil Partnerships and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012. The new legislation came into effect on 27 June 2012 and makes amendments to the Civil Partnerships Act 2011, including renaming the Act to the Relationships Act 2011 (the Act).
01/12 Considering sureties for bail applications (PDF, 102.0 KB)
Inconsistent practices throughout Queensland have emerged with Justices of the Peace who have been asked to consider a person’s application for surety, following a court’s decision to grant bail to a defendant with a surety or sureties. This Technical Bulletin will provide you with the knowledge to properly complete a Form 11 Affidavit of Justification.
On 1 December 2009, a new scheme for victims of violent crime in Queensland commenced. A new unit, Victim Assist Queensland, was established within the Department of Justice and Attorney-General to administer the scheme.
The Justices of the Peace Branch has identified an issue that may affect Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commissioners for Declarations (C.decs) in their role when assisting the community.
05/10 Witnessing family law documents (PDF, 73.1 KB)
The JP Branch has identified areas where Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations could improve witnessing procedures when witnessing Family Law Court documents.
04/10 Certificate of witness (PDF, 55.8 KB)
The JP Branch has developed a witness certificate that provides information to the Lender to assist in the identification of the borrower without requesting personal details of the witnessing officer.
03/10 Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) (PDF, 77.1 KB)
The Justices of the Peace Branch has received enquiries from JPs and Cdecs in the community regarding the new Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).
02/10 Justice associations (PDF, 39.5 KB)
As a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations in Queensland it is important to remember you have access to many support networks to assist you in your duties.
Recently, the Justices of the Peace Branch (JPB) has been contacted regarding Muslim/Islamic wearing women wearing the niqab (veil) or full burka and how Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations are able to satisfy themselves as to the identify of that person.
10/09 New incident report form available to download (PDF, 67.9 KB)
Justices of the Peace (JP) Branch has introduced an incident report form forJustices of the Peace (JPs) and Commissioners for Declarations (C.decs) who wish to report an incident that occurred while performing their duties.
09/09 New land titles notice available for download (PDF, 66.8 KB)
Justices of the Peace (JP) Branch has introduced a new notice to assist Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commissioners for Declarations (C.decs) in cases where you are unable to witness land titles documents, either because the titles registry form is incomplete or the client has not provided adequate supporting documentation.
In early July 2009, the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages began using a new security-enhanced paper for certificates. This new paper, currently being used by Victoria, the Northern Territory and South Australia, will be introduced by the remaining Australian state and territory registries throughout 2009.
06/09 Witnessing EPA and AHD documents (PDF, 87.2 KB)
This bulletin has been issued to provide information for a person who may witness an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) or Advance Health Directive (AHD) including Solicitors, Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations, to help understand their role of witnessing these important personal documents.
The Justices of the Peace Branch (JPB) continuously advises on issues pertaining to witnessing Statutory Declarations for Infringement Notices Photographic Detection Device Offence.
04/09 Definition of day when considering search warrants (PDF, 145.3 KB)
Due to differences in regions across the State there has been some confusion identified amongst issuing Justices of the Peace and applicant police officers relating to the end time of a search warrant issued for seven (7) days under section 155(1) of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000.
In 2008, the Justices of the Peace Branch implemented a mentoring program targeted at newly appointed Justices of the Peace (Qualified), and linked to the successful “JPs in the Community” program.
The Justice of the Peace Branch has introduced a number of key assessment changes for those applicants wishing to be appointed as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) for the State of Queensland.
01/09 Recording of private information into logbooks (PDF, 156.3 KB)
Since the introduction of logbooks to assist Justices of the Peace (Qualified) and Commissioners for Declarations in recording relevant information, inconsistencies have existed State-wide, as to what information should be recorded, particularly around a person’s passport number, credit card number or driver’s licence number.
Training course forms
Disqualification provisions (PDF, 38.2 KB)
A summary of restrictions, any of which will prevent an individual from applying for, or holding the office as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified)