Justices of the Peace Branch JPs in the Community


1300 301 147


Reception, Level 6, 154 Melbourne Street


Volunteer Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations

Operating hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm

General opening hours
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 9:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm 12:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

The wellbeing of Justices of the Peace (JP), Commissioners for Declarations (Cdecs) and the community using their services is our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We recommend you follow these steps when meeting with a JP or Cdec to help support your safety and theirs while accessing the service.

You can also stay up to date with the current health and safety information from Queensland Health.

Before you meet with a JP or Cdec

Do not meet with a JP or Cdec if you:

  • feel unwell
  • are in self-quarantine or isolation.

Be aware that JPs and Cdecs cannot use video conferencing, email or telephone to witness documents.

If you believe your document urgently requires witnessing, contact the requesting agency or organisation to see if they can accept an alternative arrangement.

When you meet with a JP or Cdec

The following steps will support the health and safety of both you and the JP or Cdec.

To reduce the risk remember to:

  • Take your own pen.
  • Consider meeting outside in the open air.
  • Clean your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand rub/sanitiser before and after providing documents for witnessing.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing or use your elbow, not your hands.
  • Do not shake hands or use other physical greetings.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Try to maintain a distance of 1.5m from the JP or Cdec while they are reviewing your document(s).
  • Try to limit contamination of documents by using hand sanitiser before and after handling documents, as much as possible.

If meeting inside is unavoidable, clean and disinfect the surface and equipment (before and after witnessing).