First convened as a Federal Council, April 1915 and subsequently becoming the Australasian Council of Justices' Associations following New Zealand joining. The ACJA provides: education, networking, resources, and forums for Justice of the Peace associations within Australia and New Zealand.
The peak body of Justices of the Peace Associations within Australia and New Zealand
Individual Justices of the Peace (JPs) are encouraged to become members of their State or Territory JP Association, through which they will receive the benefits of that Association's membership of the Australasian Council of Justices' Associations.
The vision of the ACJA is to improve the conditions of justices and seek high standards for appointment and training throughout all jurisdictions and seek to provide improved services to the community generally.
To support affiliated associations in the achievement of their objectives, especially in delivering an accessible, consistent and high-quality Justice of the Peace service to the community.
Improve the conditions of justices and seek high standards for appointment and training throughout all jurisdictions and seek to provide improved services to the community generally.
Commitment to serving members. Integrity in everything we do.
Support and JP development.
Acknowledging that there are variations in jurisdictional legislation, the ACJA endeavours to develop consistent best practice processes for use by member associations.
The Council will act as a peak body to give support and assistance to member associations when called upon. Decisions, resolutions or recommendations made by the Council provide guidance and direction to member associations.