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Find a Justice of the Peace

Find a Justice of the Peace

You can get documents - such as statutory declarations and affidavits - witnessed and certified by a Justice of the Peace (JP) at the City of Whittlesea.

Civic Centre

We provide this free service at our Civic Centre offices by appointment, for small numbers of documents only (no more than 20 pages in total).

If you need any documents witnessed for births, deaths or marriages purposes, these must be taken to an authorised Document Signing Station for certification. Epping Police Station is the nearest signing station.

A digital or electronic document, such as an email, PDF file, transaction record or scanned image cannot be considered an original document unless the original hard-copy document is sighted.

Faxes, scanned document/s or a print-out of an electronic document cannot be certified as an original document, however, they can be verified as a copy of a certified copy, if it has been verified by a relevant authority. An example is a printed bank transaction list stamped and signed by a bank employee.

Statement of Proof of Living

This can be required for official (government) institutions, pension funds or insurance companies who need to verify their data.

If you require a Statement of Proof of Living, please ensure you have access to all mandatory documents before you schedule an appointment to apply for the statement. You will need to provide originals of all mandatory documents:

  1. Proof of purpose for which you need the statement (please bring the papers of the requesting agency)
  2. Original photo I.D (ie. valid passport, driver's licence)
  3. Proof of current address (ie. pension card, utility bill, phone bill, lease or mortgage contract that states your name and address). 

Epping Police Station

You can also get documents witnessed at the Epping Police Station for free during the following times:

  • Tuesdays: 10am - 2pm
  • Wednesdays: 6pm - 8pm
  • Thursdays: 6pm - 8pm

The Police Station’s service does not operate on public holidays.

If you require witnessing of a large number of documents, you should avoid visiting during busy periods or just before closing times, or attend on multiple occasions.

Other locations

To locate more JPs in your area, visit the Justice Department website or phone 1300 365 567.