There are very specific disqualification provisions for those who wish to become a JP or a C.Dec in Queensland.
They are listed here.
It has come to our attention that traffic history in particular requires further explanation.
If you think this may apply and you are unsure of what a “serious” offence is, call 1300 301 147
- If you have a criminal conviction of any kind in the last five years, this applies to you.
- If you have two criminal convictions at any time, this applies to you.
- Drink-driving offence – self-explanatory
- Traffic offences include, but are not limited to: -
- Speeding fines
- Red light fines
- Failing to stop at a stop sign
- Using a mobile device while driving
- Illegal u-turn
A traffic offence is recorded upon payment of any fine issued. You will not be appointed as a JP or C.Dec in Queensland if you have more than two traffic offences in the last four years. They do NOT include parking fines.
- Undischarged bankrupt – self-explanatory
If you have any doubt whatsoever about your eligibility to become a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations, please contact the JP Branch on 1300 301 147. Your criminal and traffic history will be checked upon the processing of your application with the Department.
QJA does not accept responsibility if you enrol into our course and then discover you are not eligible to become a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations. You will not be eligible for a refund in this situation.