JP Services

Justice of the Peace Services - By Appointment

Please Note

The AHBC has no direct involvement with the JP service except for providing a meeting space for JP's and people seeking JP services.  While Gordon Kay is the centre manager, he acts as an independent JP for South Australia.   All JP Services are Free.

JP Services

The role of the JP is to act as an independent and objective witness of documents used for official or legal purposes.  Below are a list of Services that a JP is normally called upon to witness. To assist you, we have included important information that you need to consider and required time before seeing a JP.

If a JP declines to witness your documents, it is normally because of these reasons:

In some cases, the JP may make a separate times to assist you, particularly where many documents are to be witnessed.

Statutory Declaration 

Making a declaration under the "SA Oaths Act 1936" or Commonwealth "Statutory Declaration Act 1959".


Making an affidavit by signing, swearing or affirming a statement for a court matter.

Certified Copies 

A statement that the copy is that of the original document.  See Tips and Hints above.


A Will requires the two witnesses, one of which can be a JP.  The JP can oversee correct procedures to minimise potential probate and execution issues. 

Making a Will & Kits

Details on making a will and things to consider.

Will Kit

Codicil for a Will

SA Wills Act

Please keep the Will in pristine condition with an envelope and plastic sheet protectors.  

If the will has been stapled, clipped or bound, DO NOT interfere with or remove. 

Lands Title Documents 

Verifying ownership of title and transfer

Powers Of Attorney

Person or Persons (Attorney / Donee) who is allocated the power to make certain decision on your behalf (Donor)

Advance Care Directives (ACD) 

A document that describes your wishes and goals for health care and lifestyle

ACD Information & Kits

Click here for information on ACD and Kits

The document must be completed and if one or more Substitute Decision Makers are named, they need to sign their section of the document before it is witnessed by a JP.  You must also bring the ACD Information Statement document that forms part of the kit with you.

Only the government published ACD kit can be used and witnessed

Other Services 

Contact us for details