Maintaining a fair, safe and peaceful community


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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.

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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.

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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

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.

30 Nov 2022

Modernising discrimination law in the ACT

The ACT Government is committed to making Canberra more inclusive, progressive and equal for all Canberrans.  As part of that commitment the Minister for Human Rights, Tara Cheyne, today introduced the Discrimination Amendment Bill 2022 into the Legislative Assembly.

30 Nov 2022

Expanding human rights in the ACT

The ACT Government has committed to introduce a right to a healthy environment in the Human Rights Act 2004 during this term of the Legislative Assembly.

29 Nov 2022

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Young People Commissioner

A new, independent Commissioner will be established in the ACT to advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, both individually and at a systemic level, to promote their rights and wellbeing.

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.