The Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 (the Act) commenced on 1 March 2019. The Act is designed to ensure greater access to the services of authorised witnesses in Victoria, and to ensure that flexible options can be provided for people with physical or cognitive disabilities.

Honorary justices remain authorised witnesses under the Act. In order to support all honorary justices to implement the changes being introduced by the Act, the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) distributed resources for you to access additional information as to how to apply the changes to your practice.

The frequently asked questions (FAQs) listed below respond to direct questions received from honorary justices and will continue to be periodically updated. If you have further practice questions, please email: (External link)


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