Become a member

The Association has represented and supported the ACT’s Justices of the Peace since 1990.

The Association is your professional body – why not join us?

The Association has represented and supported the ACT’s Justices of the Peace since 1990. Working in partnership with the ACT Government, we aim to deliver an accessible, professional JP service to the ACT community, well supported by Government and the ACT JPs Association.


Like many professional roles, the role of a Justice of the Peace is evolving. It is influenced by changes to laws and changes in community expectations. As an active Justice of the Peace you must keep up to date with the changes.

The ACT JPs Association can help you!

To encourage a consistent and professional service to the community we have prepared a range of guidance notes for most JP functions. These are available to members through our website, which features a ‘members only’ section providing further information and guidance. We help our members stay on top of developments that affect their role by holding members’ seminars several times a year. Our journal, Justice Matters, includes regular articles on developments in the law and better practice for JPs.

We also prepare and distribute to our members legal and other suitable literature affecting Justices of the Peace, their functions and interests.

Membership is open to Justices of the Peace for the ACT. If you are training to become a JP you may join as Associate Members pending formal appointment as a JP.

Join the ACT JPs Association now, and stay informed!

On joining you will receive:

  • subscription for the year
  • full access to the ACT JPs Association website Members’ Area
  • ACT JPs Association lapel badge
  • JP Logbook and
  • recent issues of our journal Justice Matters.

Want to know more?

Here’s a few great reasons why you should join the ACT Justices of the Peace Association.

What’s in it for me?

Apply now!

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