The COVID-19 pandemic has already had a significant impact on our lives. It is likely to continue for some time.

The ACT Justices of the Peace Association, which supports most of the JP Signing Centres across Canberra, has reluctantly decided to close the Signing Centres until further notice. This action has been taken to minimise risk to the volunteer JPs who provide their services through the Signing Centres, and ensure the safety of the broader community.

Members of the community will still be able to seek a JP for various tasks by searching the on-line public JP register and/or calling Access Canberra (13 22 81) for assistance to find a JP.

Please be aware that all JPs are volunteers. We expect that all JPs will observe sound hygiene practices, but it is for individual JPs to decide whether to provide JP services, taking to account the health, wellbeing and safety of themselves and those seeking their services.