Long service awards for JPs and Cdecs

Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commissioners for Declarations (Cdecs) registered in Queensland can be nominated by their Member of Parliament (MP) for a long service award once they have provided 25, 40, 50 or 60 years of continual service.

Long service awards acknowledge the dedication of JPs and Cdecs to their position and are personally signed by the Attorney-General.

Once prepared, your award will be presented to you by your state MP.

How to apply

To request a long service award you must have continuously served as a JP or Cdec in Queensland for 25, 40, 50 or 60 years.

You will need to provide the date you were appointed—this is that date your notice of appointment appeared in the Queensland Government Gazette.

If you don’t know the exact date, you can help us find your records by providing an approximate date.

Request a long service award

What happens next

Once you complete this form, it will be automatically sent to your MP, who will nominate you for an award. You don’t need to do anything else. Your MP will contact us to confirm your nomination.

We will prepare your award certificate and give it to the Attorney-General for signing. Once signed, your certificate will be sent to your MP, who will contact you to arrange a time to present you with your award.

This process can take up to 4 weeks.

Contact us

For more information, contact the Justices of the Peace Branch by:

You can also contact your state MP.