The Handbook for Justices of the Peace has been developed by the Department of Justice for use by Justices of the Peace in Tasmania. It provides information about the functions of Justices of the Peace and practical information about how to undertake duties.
The Handbook can be used as a tool to help new Justices of the Peace become familiar with tasks and as an ongoing reference tool for existing Justices of the Peace.
The Witnessing Documents over Audio-Visual Link fact sheet provides guidance to Justices of the Peace in relation to witnessing documents over various audio-visual platforms to allow specified court documents to be served and witnessed electronically during the COVID-19 emergency.
The Tasmanian Society of Justices of the Peace Inc.
GPO Box 805
HOBART TAS 7001
The Honorary Justices’ Association of Tasmania Inc.
PO Box 1418
LAUNCESTON TAS 7250
Phone: (03) 6334 9699
The Honorary Justices’ Association of Tasmania-North/West-Inc.
PO Box 785
DEVONPORT TAS 7310
The Magistrates Court of Tasmania has a useful website containing a large amount of useful information for background knowledge about the Tasmanian legal system.
A glossary of legal terms can also be found on the Magistrates Court website.