From April 11th 2019 all NSW JPs are required to register for the new JP ONLINE portal.
All NSW JPs are now required to have access to a valid email address as this will be the only way the department will communicate with JPs. The JP ONLINE portal is where a current NSW JP will complete the JP KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT prior to applying for reappointment.
An application for re-appointment can only proceed once the JP has gained a 100% pass mark on the JP Knowledge Assessment. Once you have completed the knowledge assessment you are required to complete an application for re-appointment.
If you are a community based JP you will need to write a statement of less than 2,000 words stating why your community JP appointment should be continued. If you are an employment-based JP you are required to submit a letter of support from your employer.
Once you have completed the assessment and application process you can continue to perform JP functions until the a determination. (Justices of the Peace Act 2002 No 27, Part 2, Section 4 (4))
Applications for a new JP must complete the knowledge assessment BEFORE they can proceed with the application.
For further information visit www.jp.nsw.gov.au