Maintaining a fair, safe and peaceful community


Freedom of Information

The Justice and Community Safety (JACS) Directorate is committed to giving the community greater access to government information.

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Find a Justice of the Peace

You can locate an ACT Justice of the Peace in a number of ways.


View the legislation register

The legislation register is an authorised electronic statute book that provides the community with free and quick access to ACT legislation and related information.


Feedback and complaints

All feedback submissions via any of the Access Canberra facilities – phone, online, over the counter, or in writing, are directed to the Directorate.

News and announcements

01 Feb 2023

Board of Inquiry lead appointed

On 1 February 2023, the ACT Government announced the appointment of Mr Walter Sofronoff KC as Chair of the Board of Inquiry into the conduct of criminal justice agencies involved in the trial R V Lehrmann.

13 Jan 2023

Expressions of Interest for Appointment as a Resident Judge of the Supreme Court of the ACT

Expressions of Interest for Appointment as a Resident Judge of the Supreme Court of the ACT

06 Dec 2022

Voluntary assisted dying laws in the ACT

On 1 December 2022, the Restoring Territory Rights Bill was passed by Federal Parliament, ending a 25-year battle to restore the democratic rights of the territories.

30 Nov 2022

Ending no cause evictions in the ACT

No cause evictions will be removed from tenancies agreements under the ACT Government’s new legislation, which strengthens and modernises residential property laws and gives Canberrans more security when renting a home.

The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (the RTA) is the law that governs renting in the ACT.

The Justice and Community Safety Directorate provides a wide range of grants and funding opportunities to financially support individuals, groups, and organisations that benefit Canberrans and the Canberra community.

Annual Reports

Each year the Directorate publishes an annual report which highlights the services and activities it provides.