numbers will now be issued in accordance with the
Justice of the Peace Act.
Attorney General’s Department will issue registration
numbers to all existing JPs who re-apply for their
commissions and are subsequently re-appointed under
JPs will not be required to hold a registration
number until the 3 year period has elapsed since
the Act commenced.
by a MP is not required for re-appointments. However
new applicants will still require nomination by
a MP or MLC under this legislation.
new JP register will also be available for viewing.
This will enable any interested party to verify
that the person witnessing the document is truly
a Justice of the Peace. It is important to check
the authenticity of the appointment in view of the
time limits that will see a number of JPs not be
re-appointed in future years.