Who we are

The NSW Justices Association, established in 1911, is a professional association for Justices of the Peace in New South Wales. It is a non-sectarian, non-political and non-profit organisation with more than 2,800 members.

There are twenty-three Branches, which usually hold monthly meetings, and several Support Groups, which generally meet every three months.

The New South Wales Justices Association is affiliated with the Magistrates Association of Great Britain.

What we do

The aims and objectives of the NSWJA are to promote, protect, and assist the rights, character, and interests of Justices of the Peace in New South Wales, keep them informed, and advise them on their duties. The Association advocates for all JPs in New South Wales and has established cooperative working links with the New South Wales State Government.

The NSWJA produces a journal four times a year. This journal keeps JPs up to date with articles of relevance, for example, when any changes are made to the roles, duties, or relevant laws. The Association offers a training program, and since the year 2000 has organised an annual conference.

The Association encourages academic achievement and awards prizes in Administrative Law within the Faculties of Law at the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales.

An exclusive range of merchandise, some of which is available only to members, is offered by the Association. Rubber stamps at discounted prices are very popular.