Community Services

Need a Justice of the Peace? Here’s where to go.

A Justice of the Peace is a member of your community authorised to witness signatures on legal documents, swearing/affirming Statutory Declarations and Affidavits, authorizing copies of documents, and witnessing/attesting documents such as wills, application for visas, marriages, and divorces, etc.

One way to find a JP is to go to a Document Signing Station.  These are set up in public spaces such as libraries, community centres, Neighbourhood Centres and Police Stations.  Call the Department of Justice and Community Safety on (03) 8684 0000 or go to to locate your nearest JP.

There is a DSS operating from the Boroondara Police Station at 34 Harp Road, East Kew.  We are in attendance: Mondays and Wednesdays 11am-1pm; Thursdays 5pm-7pm except for Public Holidays and periods of lockdown.  No appointment is necessary.

Information supplied by Lindy Anderson Justice of the Peace 

Neighbourhood Watch Whitehorse

Neighbourhood Watch is a community based crime prevention program which aims to improve the quality of life within the Whitehorse neighbourhood by minimising preventable crime and promoting a safer community. The program relies on the community and the Police working together in a partnership to achieve these aims.

If you see a crime happening, call Triple Zero (000), if you have information about a crime, please contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.

Neighbourhood Watch in Victoria was started when it was realised that the Police alone could not control the rising crime rate, in particular burglary and related thefts. The support of the public was sought to help reduce crimes such as burglary and theft which resulted in a pilot area opened on June 15, 1983 in Kananook, a suburb of Frankston.

Neighbourhood Watch Whitehorse is administered by a volunteer Committee which meets monthly and includes Police representation.  There are approximately 500 volunteers working within Whitehorse, holding regular meetings, producing the Stay Safe newsletter and involved in field activities throughout the year.

Municipal Councils

Local government is an important layer of Australia’s democracy.  We encourage you to participate in the work of your local council by responding to their calls for submissions on matters they have under consideration.  Listed here are links to the engagement sites for Whitehorse, Boroondara, Manningham and Maroondah.  Other ways to participate include attending regular council meetings and making contact with your local councillor.  Details are readily available on the website for each council.

Have Your Say: Whitehorse

Engage Boroondara

Your Say Manningham

Your Say Maroondah