Welcome to the Tasmanian Society of Justices of the Peace website.  In this website, you will learn about the rich history of the Society over the past centenary.  You will also notice the strong links that the Society has with the Tasmanian Department of Justice and with the southern Tasmanian community through the services it provides.

On behalf of our members and JPs in general, the Society liaises with relevant bodies such as Tasmania Police, the Court system, the legal profession and others to ensure that the services we provide remain contemporary.

The Society also provides professional development to our members and, in some cases, to all JPs.  The Society also keeps in contact regularly through its bimonthly newsletter The Herald and through Facebook.

The development of this website will enable further support and education to be provided to our members.  As the site will be updated regularly, we encourage our members to visit the site regularly to stay informed and up to date about matters of relevance to the role of a JP.

The Society also collaborates with the Australasian Council of Justices Association which represents the JP associations from all Australian States and Territories (except the Northern Territory) and the other Tasmanian JP associations being the Honorary Justices Association of Tasmania and the Honorary Justices Association of Tasmania – North-West.  The websites for these bodies are:

                ACJA –www.acja.org.au

                HJAT –www.jptasmania.com.au

                HJAT-NW – to be advised

In recognition of the deep history and culture of this Island, we would like to respectfully acknowledge the Muwinina people, the traditional owners of the Southern Land upon which we gather, and further acknowledge and pay our respects to all Tasmanian Aboriginal Communities. We extend that respect to the Elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the knowledge, and the culture and hopes of Aboriginal Tasmania.