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23. Templates

Justice of the Peace Handbook

23.1 Statutory Declaration

Instructions for completing a statutory declaration

Please complete the following form using the notes in the left-hand margin for guidance. More guidance on making statutory declarations can be found at Link .

Statutory Declaration form templateExternal Link

When making the statutory declaration the declarant must say aloud:

I, [full name of person making declaration] of [address], declare that the contents of this statutory declaration are true and correct.

23.2 Certificate Identifying Exhibit – Statutory Declaration

23.3 Affidavit

Instructions for completing an affidavit

Guidance on making affidavits can be found at Link . When making the oath or affirmation for the affidavit the deponent must say aloud:

Oath I, [name of person making oath], swear [or promise] by Almighty God [or the person may name a god recognised by the person’s religion] that the contents of this affidavit are true and correct.
Affirmation I, [name of person making affirmation], solemnly and sincerely affirm that the contents of this affidavit are true and correct.

23.4 Certificate Identifying Exhibit – Affidavit

There is no prescribed form of words for use when there are exhibits attached to an affidavit, but you could use the text dirctly above from 23.3 Affidavit, as a guideline.

Reviewed 04 June 2023

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