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Queensland Justice of the Peace

Who can witness a statutory declaration valid for use in Queensland? Under the provisions of the Oaths Act 1867 the only people who can witness a Statutory Declaration valid for Queensland are Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commisioners for Declaration.

Commisioners for Declarations are really just a type of Justice of the Peace who's role is restricted to witnessing declarations.

Justices of the Peace (JPs) and Commisioners for Declaration are members of the community who play an important role in our society. Note that they are volunteer workers - they don't get paid for what they do - they are not necessarily legally trained. They are not there to provide free legal advice.

By dealing with smaller matters, JPs free the courts to focus on cases that require professional legal training.

You can become a JP if you are: an Australian citizen over 18 and of good character.

This site will help you find a Justice of the Peace in Queensland.


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