Queensland Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commissioners for Declarations (Cdecs) volunteer to serve the public by signing documents that need a qualified witness.
Their services range from witnessing and signing formal documents to hearing certain types of court matters. By performing these services, they allow lawyers and the courts to concentrate on complex legal matters.
There are 3 different types of witnessing officer in Queensland, with varying powers and responsibilities.They are:
- Commissioner for Declarations
- Justice of the Peace (Qualified)
- Justice of the Peace (Magistrates Court).
Find the nearest JPs in the Community program site near you.
A volunteer Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations is available at Ipswich Hospital at the East Street entrance foyer, Chelmsford Avenue. Operating hours is Monday 10am-11am and an inpatient service is available from 11am-12pm.
For more information phone (07) 3810 1111.