Tweed Valley Justices Association Inc., -  NORTHERN NSW JP SERVICE
 Tweed Valley Justices' Association Inc., was formed in January 1998 and has continued to grow and develop over the years.   Our 20 year Anniversary  function was held on 21st February 2018 when we honored our Foundation Members and those who have been continual members for 20 years.
  We aim to continue to encourage membership from all local JPs.
We are located on the far north coast of New South Wales bordering Queensland  in the beautiful town of Tweed Heads which is part of the Gold Coast. 

The Justice & Attorney-General amended the rules for all JPs in 2003 stating that all current JPs were required to re-apply and become appointed under the new regulations.   This means that all JPs now must have a registration number beginning with 100,000 and any document that is witnessed by a JP must have the registration number recorded with the signature.  Regulations also included that JPs operate under a new Code of Conduct which establishes acceptable standards of conduct for JPs appointed in NSW under the Justices of the Peace Act 2002.
There are 16 points covered by the Code of Conduct which must be strictly adhered to or face the consequences of losing your appointment.   There is also a new Handbook which was released in 2014 and this document is the only one that should be used for reference by JPs throughout the State of NSW.
New Rulings 001 & 002 have  been issued by the Attorney General.  Ruling 003 is now enforced.

Facial Recognition was introduced into the NSW Parliament in 2011.   
NOTE:  Effective from 30th April, 2012, there are new requirements for when a JP witnesses a person's NSW Statutory Declaration or Affidavit under the NSW OATHS ACT OF 1900. Oaths Regulation item 34 1 (a)   JP's MUST take specific, additional steps to confirm the identity of the person. Exceptions to this ruling is for Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declarations where facial recognition is not required.
It is very important that every JP in NSW is aware of the new requirements.  This is because a JP who does not comply with them is guilty of a criminal offense and can be fined.  $220.00.

What We Do:

JP Services:  Witnessing Statutory Declarations, Affidavits & Certifying Documents at Shopping Centres in Tweed Heads South, Tweed Heads & Murwillumbah.

Our General Meetings are held once a month at:

               4 Minjungbal Drive
                Tweed Heads South  NSW  2486

If you are searching for a Justice of the Peace,Tweed Valley Justices have volunteers servicing  JP desks four times a week  to witness legal documents for the public at the following Shopping Centres:-TWEED HEADS     TWEED HEADS SOUTH      MURWILLUMBAH

              ON:        MONDAY,TUESDAY & THURSDAY


TUESDAY:          TWEED MALL SHOPPING CENTRE   (inside opposite Post  Office)
                                  Wharf Street  
                                     Tweed Heads   NSW     2485                  
Hours:                      10.30am to 1.30pm


                                 TWEED CITY SHOPPING CENTRE  (opposite JB HI-FI)
                                   Minjungbal Drive,
                                     Tweed Heads South NSW 2486   
HOURS:            10.30am to 1.30pm & 5pm until 7pm

                          Murwillumbah Sunnyside Mall at Murwillumbah NSW

Hours:                10.30am to 12.30pm


If you are interested in joining our Association or wish to become a Member and learning more about the role of a Justice of the Peace please fill out the form on the Contact Us page. 
For just $20 a year (and a once-off  Joining fee of $25) you will have all you need to continue in your capacity as a Justice of the Peace in New South Wales.

THE NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING Wednesday 5th September,2018

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) will be held on Wednesday 19th September 2018 followed by the GENERAL MEETING on Wednesday 19th September,2018 COMMENCING AT 6.30 P.M  

                  LATEST NEWS:
New Hours of operations commencing in May 2018 at JP Tables.

Electronic Driving Licenses to come into effect in 2018/2019

Online Form application is now required to become a JP in NSW                    

Online Form  application now required for Seniors Card.                             
We hope to see you again!   Check back later for new updates to our website.

There's much more to come!
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