DISTRICT COURT

The New South Wales District Court is established under the District Court Act 1973 (NSW) and sits regularly in regional areas. It is the largest trial court in Australia.

The New South Wales District Court has a wide jurisdiction and is able to hear matters such as:

  • serious criminal offences including drug offences and serious sexual offences, but not murder or treason;
  • appeals from the Local Court and the Children’s Court.

The District Court hears most of the serious criminal cases that come before the courts in New South Wales. Criminal cases are heard before a judge and a jury of 12 citizens unless the accused person elects to have the matter heard before a judge alone.

District Courts We Attend

  • Albury District Court
  • Bathurst District Court
  • Bega District Court
  • Broken Hill District Court
  • Campbelltown District Court
  • Coffs Harbour District Court
  • Dubbo District Court
  • East Maitland District Court
  • Gosford District Court
  • Goulburn District Court
  • Griffith District Court
  • Lismore District Court
  • Moree District Court
  • Mudgee District Court
  • Newcastle District Court
  • Nowra District Court
  • Orange District Court
  • Parramatta District Court
  • Penrith District Court
  • Port Macquarie District Court
  • Queanbeyan District Court
  • Sydney District Court at the Downing Centre
  • Tamworth District Court
  • Wagga Wagga District Court
  • Wollongong District Court