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Justices of the Peace

The Department has become aware that there was an error with the recent mail out to Justices of the Peace. We are working to rectify the issue and sincerely apologise for the error and any inconvenience caused. A replacement letter will be mailed out to Justices of the Peace who are yet to respond to the initial letter. If you have already responded, please ignore the replacement letter.

In the meantime you have the option of taking the following step/s:

  • If you have opened the letter you can complete the attachment to the letter as that form is still valid and correct.
  • The form can also be downloaded from the link below.
  • If you have already completed and returned the Confirmation of Details form the letter can be destroyed/ignored.

Again, the Department offers its apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Tasmanian Parliament recently passed the Justices of the Peace Act 2018, which is due to commence in early 2019. In accordance with the Act, if you are  wish to continue in office as a Justice of the Peace (JP) you must notify the Secretary of the Department of Justice prior to the commencement of the Act.

If you wish to continue in office as a JP, please complete the declaration in the Confirmation of Details Form (pdf, 138.2 KB).

If you do not give notice that you wish to continue in office, your appointment as a Justice of the Peace will be automatically terminated when the Act commences.

If you are no longer actively undertaking the role of a JP, or wish to retire from this role, you do not need to do anything.

Contact a JP

Telephone the Legal Aid Commission on 1300 366 611 for a JP 's contact details.

How to become a JP

Find out how to become a Justice of the Peace.

Justices of the Peace Handbook

The Justices Handbook is available upon request to JP@justice.tas.gov.au.

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