Justices of the Peace & Bail Justices

Justices of the Peace - Honorary Justices

Justices of the Peace and Bail Justices are appointed to serve a semi-judicial function in all areas of the Victorian community. The main official roles they play in the Victorian community include:

-witnessing statutory declarations

-witnessing affidavits

-hearing bail matters outside court hours (Bail Justices only)

JPs are recommended by the state Attorney-General and appointed by the Governor General in Council.

Please see below for the list of JPs in Northern Grampians Shire:

Peter Byron, JP
3 Smale Street, Stawell
Ph: 53582101

Peter Martin, JP
1/6 St Georges Street, Stawell
Ph: 5358 4943

Geoff Sanderson, JP
42 Main Street, Stawell
Ph: 5358 1043

Terry Monaghan, JP
Monaghan's Real Estate, Stawell
Ph: 5358 1300

Terry Dunn, JP
Ph: 0407 547 417

Neil Thornton, JP
Ph: 5358 5634

Mick Nunweek, JP
6 Mayes Street, Stawell
Ph: 5358 1306

Greg Robson, JP
22 Ligar Street, Stawell
Ph: 5358 1372

Greg Fullarton, JP
St Arnaud
Ph: 5495 2238 

Florence Andison, JP
St Arnaud
Ph: 5495 1320 

William Knights, JP
St Arnaud
Ph: 5496 7232 

Lyle Johnson, JP
3858 Wimmera Highway, Marnoo
Day time Ph: 5359 2284
After Hours Ph: 5359 2324

Charles Mangle, JP
Grampians Road, Halls Gap
Ph: 5356 4247


Bail Justices

The role of a Bail Justice is to hear bail applications (under the Bail Act 1977) and to hear applications for Interim Accommodation Orders for children (under the Children and Young Persons Act 1989) within Victoria. Bail Justices, once appointed, may remain in their role until they turn 70 years of age (although they must be under 65 at the time of their appointment). They are often required to attend call outs and rule on bail applications on weekends and late at night when the courts are closed. They can also witness statutory declarations and affidavits.

Please see below for the list of Bail Justices in Northern Grampians Shire:

  • P Byron Ph: (03) 5358 2101
  • D Gardiner Ph: (03) 5358 3742