The City of Unley provides a Justice of the Peace service at the Unley Civic Centre for residents who are able to visit us.
Appointments are not necessary but please call ahead to confirm, as due to the nature of this service, Volunteers may not always be available.
| Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
|| 9am - 3pm
|| 9am - 12noon
Temporary changes to services
On Monday 15 March, JP services will only be available in the afternoon, 12noon to 3pm
On Friday 19 March, JP services will not be available.
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.
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