Tweed Valley Justices' Association Inc., was formed in January 1998 and has continued to grow and develop over the years. Our 15 year Anniversary function was held early in 2013 when we honored our Foundation Members and those who have been continual members for 15 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 three times a week to witness legal documents for the public at the following Shopping Centres:-TWEED HEADS TWEED HEADS SOUTH MURWILLUMBAH
Tuesdays: TWEED Mall Shopping Centre (inside opposite Post
Tweed Heads NSW 2485
Hours: 10am until 2pm
Last day for witnessing 19thDecember 2017. Re-open 16th January,2018
Tweed City Shopping Centre,( Near JB-Hi Fi)
Tweed Heads South NSW 2486
Hours: 10am until 2pm & 5pm until 7pm
Murwillumbah Sunnyside Mall at Murwillumbah NSW
Hours: 10am till 12pm
Last day for witnessing 21st December 2017. Re=open 18th January, 2018.
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 $25 a year (and a once-off Joining fee of $20) 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 TBA
THE NEXT GENERAL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 21st FEBRUARY,2018 COMMENCING AT 6.30 P.M The 20th Anniversary.
NSW Digital Driving Licenses to be introduced in 2017 for Smartphones.
Online Form is now required to Become a JP in NSW
Online Form 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!