Where Do I find a Lane Cove Justice of the Peace?

One of the questions that ITC gets asked the most is “Where can I find a Justice of the Peace (JP) in Lane Cove?”

What does a Justice of the Peace Do?

Some of you might be thinking – why would I need a JP?

Justices of the Peace (JPs) are volunteers appointed by the Governor of New South Wales. The primary roles of a JP are to witness a person making a statutory declaration or affidavit and to certify copies of original documents. JPs come from all sections of the community and are available across NSW.

statutory declaration is a written statement which a person declares to be true in the presence of an authorised witness.  Various organisations such as banks, insurance companies and superannuation providers often require information provided to them via a statutory declaration.

An affidavit is a written statement for use as evidence in court proceedings. A person making an affidavit must promise to tell the truth in the presence of an authorised witness.

certified copy of an original document may be required by various organisations. This avoids the need for a person to submit original documentation such as a birth certificate or academic qualifications.

A JP is trusted to be honest and impartial when performing their functions. They cannot:

  • unreasonably refuse to provide JP services
  • charge you a fee or accept a gift for providing JP services
  • assist or write in a statutory declaration or affidavit
  • provide you with legal advice.

So, where do you find a Justice of the Peace in Lane Cove?

Lane Cove Council

Lane Cove Council offers a Justice of the Peace (JP) service, which is available Monday to Friday between 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at the Lane Cove Civic Centre (aka Lane Cove Council building).

Council’s Justice of the Peace (JP) service is free, and no bookings are required.

When: Monday to Friday between 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Where: Civic Centre – 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066.

Due to the popularity of this service, you may need to queue to see a JP; please allow enough time for your visit.

A Lane Cove Council JP can:

  • Witness statutory declarations
  • Witness an affidavit
  • Certify true copies of original documents

What to bring:

  • Original documents
  • Photocopies for certification
  • For NSW statutory declarations, please bring photographic identification with you.

If you do not speak or read English, please bring an interpreter.

Please note, JPs are not available for:

  • Mortgages
  • Company registration
  • Guarantees
  • Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Proof of Life
  • Overseas documents
  • These documents should be taken to a Solicitor, a Notary Public or third party. Find a Notary.

Lane Cove Village

Aussie Lane Cove – You can meet Adam or Jon at Aussie Lane Cove at 137 Longueville Road Lane Cove.

Please phone 8084 9733 prior to dropping in to confirm availability.


Hazel McNamara from McGraths Lane Cove is a JP.  She is conveniently located at McGrath’s Lane Cove in the Lane Cove Plaza   Call first to check if Hazel is in the office on 0402 913 537. Hazel’s details are here.

Hazel Sitting on Lounge Med Res 26-1-2016

Lane Cove West

Neil Macdonald from MAM Advisory Group is a JP and business advisor.

Address: Suite 2, 161-163 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove West NSW 2066
Phone:9428 6000

Lane Cove North

The Chatswood West Library offers a weekly Justice of the Peace Service, Tuesday 5-6 pm.

The NSW Justice Association volunteers provide this service to the local community. There is no booking required to use this service.

The Chatswood West Library is located at 565 Mowbray Rd West, Lane Cove North.

Justice of the Peace Register

If all else fails, you can also search for a JP in your local area through the Justice of the Peace Register.

Search under postcode 2066 for JP’s in Lane Cove and 2065 for JP’s in Greenwich.

There are several JP’s you have indicated their willingness to be contacted regularly – one of them is Tahnee Stroet on 0411503554.  Her availability is below:

Another local who is available is

Mr Reece Konigsmark 0447284763 LANE COVE NORTH

He is available on weekends and at the evenings. See below


Notary Public

Sometimes you need documents signed by a Notary Public and not a JP – find out more here.


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