Justice of the Peace

The City of Unley provides a Justice of the Peace service at the Unley Civic Centre for residents who are able to visit us.


Justice of the Peace services are now by appointment only at the Unley Civic Centre. To make an appointment please call (08) 8372 5111 and speak to one of our Customer Experience Officers.


You can find the Volunteer Justice of the Peace at the Unley Civic Centre, Unley Rd.

The role of a JP

The role of the JP is to act as an independent and objective witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes. For example, a JP may:

  • attest the execution of a document

  • witness an affidavit for use in court

  • witness a statutory declaration

  • certify a true copy of an original document

  • certify a person’s identity.


Statutory declarations

A statutory declaration is a written statement that you sign and declare to be true before an authorised witness. A JP can act as authorised witness to the signing of a statutory declaration.

Statutory declarations are commonly used to legally verify names, addresses, insurance claims, superannuation matters, lost passports and as evidence to support sick leave.

You can find a range of statutory declarations by searching the sa.gov.au website.

Statutory declaration(PDF, 11KB)

Complaints and Feedback

For any questions or concerns, please contact Justice of the Peace Services, run by the State Government.

Phone: (08) 131 882

Email: jpservices@sa.gov.au