Justices of the Peace

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 Find a Justice of the Peace

There are approximately 3025 justices of the peace of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds, living in all parts of WA, who volunteer their services to provide an integral link in the judicial system. Justices of the peace are appointed by the Governor who authorises them to carry out a wide range of official administrative and judicial duties in the community. As well as presiding in the Magistrates Court, justices of the peace are regularly called upon by the WA Police to sign search warrants and authorise the issuing of summonses. The administrative tasks include witnessing affidavits and documents such as wills and statutory declarations.

On 1 January 2006 the Parliament of Western Australia proclaimed the Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations Act 2005 which made changes to the manner in which oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations are administered and witnessed. Under the new legislation more than 40 occupational groups are able to witness statutory declarations, including teachers, engineers, doctors and public servants. This change means the role of commissioner for declarations no longer exists. Affidavits (including Family Court documents) can only be witnessed by a justice of the peace, lawyer or public notary.

Professions that can now witness statutory declarations include:

  • Academic {post-secondary institution}
  • Accountant
  • Architect
  • Australian Consular Officer
  • Australian Diplomatic Officer
  • Bailiff
  • Bank Manager
  • Chartered secretary
  • Chemist
  • Chiropractor
  • Company auditor or liquidator
  • Court officer {Judge, magistrate, registrar or clerk}
  • Defence Force officer
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Electorate Officer {State – WA only}
  • Engineer
  • Industrial organisation secretary
  • Insurance broker
  • Justice of the Peace {any State}
  • Lawyer
  • Local government CEO or deputy CEO
  • Local government councillor
  • Loss adjuster
  • Marriage Celebrant
  • Member of Parliament {State or Commonwealth}
  • Minister of religion
  • Nurse
  • Optometrist
  • Patent Attorney
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Police officer
  • Post Officer manager
  • Psychologist
  • Public Notary,
  • Public Servant {State or Commonwealth}
  • Real Estate agent
  • Settlement agent
  • Sheriff or deputy Sheriff
  • Surveyor
  • Teacher
  • Tribunal officer
  • Veterinary surgeon; or
  • Any person before whom, under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959 of the Commonwealth, a statutory declaration may be made.

When contacting justices of the peace, please keep in mind they are volunteers who provide their services to the community free of charge. While they make themselves available as much as possible, they have the same type of work and personal commitments as any other person.

 

State Government website lookup: 

https://www.wa.gov.au/service/justice/civil-law/find-justice-of-the-peace-your-area

Local Justices of the Peace

  • Mrs JEAN OLIVE  BEARD 
    CARNARVON  WA  6701
    Mobile Phone: 040 891 1426

  • Mr WALLACE JAMES  DALE (UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
    CARNARVON  WA  6701
    Residential Phone: (08) 9941 3010
    Mobile Phone: 0429 413 010

  • Mr KEITH CHARLES  DEIMEL 
    CARNARVON  WA  6701
    Residential Phone: (08) 9941 1769
    Mobile Phone: 0438 604 602
    Business Phone: (08) 9941 1769

  • Mrs Jillian Anne  Dwyer 
    CARNARVON  WA  6701
    Mobile Phone: 0408 096 221

  • Mrs Julie  Fullarton 
    CARNARVON  WA  6701
    Residential Phone: (08) 9941 9094
    Mobile Phone: 0438 845 319
    Business Phone: (08) 9941 1251

  • Ms SANDRA IRENE  LYMBERY 
    CORAL BAY  WA  6701
    Residential Phone: (08) 9948 5120
    Mobile Phone: 0428 425 874
    Business Phone: (08) 9942 5874

  • Mr DUDLEY JOHN  MASLEN 
    CARNARVON  WA  6701
    Mobile Phone: 0429 412 421
    Aboriginal

  • Mr LINO  PAGGI 
    CARNARVON  WA  6701
    Residential Phone: (08) 9941 1587
    Italian

  • Mr DALE  ROGERS 
    CARNARVON  WA  6701
    Residential Phone: (08) 9941 8585
    Business Phone: (08) 9941 0555

  • Mr SHANE MICHAEL  SEERS 
    CARNARVON  WA  6701
    Mobile Phone: 042 740 7167

  • Mr RICHARD  SKENDER 
    KINGSFORD  WA  6701
    Residential Phone: (08) 9941 8367
    Mobile Phone: 040 910 8112
    Croatian

  • Mrs PATRICIA ANNE  TILBEE 
    BROWN RANGE  WA  6701
    Residential Phone: (08) 9941 8072
    Mobile Phone: 0428 418 072
    Business Phone: (08) 9941 1415

  • Mrs Kimberley Ann  Whitehall-Holla 
    KINGSFORD  WA  6701
    Mobile Phone: 0417 155 211
    Business Phone: (08) 9941 1624

  • Mr MARK DAVID  YOUNG 
    CORAL BAY  WA  6701
    Mobile Phone: 042 846 1505