Honorary justices are appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Attorney-General under s7 (Justices of the Peace) and s14 (bail justices) of the Honorary Justices Act 2014.
The Victorian legislation listed below relates to the office of an honorary justice and authorised witnessing functions of the role.
Victoria – Main Legislation
Victoria – Supporting Legislation
The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006
Equal Opportunity Act 2010
Freedom of Information Act 1982
Mental Health Act 2014
Oaths and Affirmations (Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Certifications) Regulations 2018
Oaths and Affirmations Transitional Regulations 2018
Powers of Attorney Act 2014
It is a requirement of the Honorary Justices Act 2014 that honorary justices notify the Honorary Justice Office (HJO) of changes to contact details within 21 days.
We ask that all Justices of the Peace (JPs) go online and check their contact details are correct on the 'Find a JP ' search function. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if any details are out of date or incomplete.
This will assist the HJO with maintaining an accurate database and will also ensure that members of the community undertaking a search have accurate information.