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

Mr WALLACE JAMES  DALE
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: 0408096221
Business Phone: (08) 9941 7000

 

Mr GORDON LEONARD  HULL
CARNARVON  WA  6701
Mobile Phone: 041 903 6454

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
Business Phone: (08) 9941 0000

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mrs PATRICIA ANNE  TILBEE
BROWN RANGE  WA  6701
Residential Phone: (08) 9941 8072
Mobile Phone: 042 841 8072
CARNARVON  WA  6701
Business Phone: (08) 9941 1415

 

Mrs Kim Whitehall-Holla
KINGSFORD  WA  6701
Mobile Phone: 0417155211
CARNARVON  WA  6701
Business Phone: (08) 9941 1624

 

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