LOCAL COURT

All states in Australia have a system of lower courts located in most major towns and metropolitan centres. In New South Wales it is called the Local Court.

The Local Court conducts hearings in 155 locations across New South Wales.

Local Court proceedings are presided over by judicial officers called Magistrates. There is no jury in the Local Court.

The Local Court hears the majority (95%) of criminal and summary prosecutions. The Local Court also deals with applications for apprehended violence orders and hears all bail applications that come before the criminal jurisdiction for the first time.

The Court also conducts committal proceedings to determine whether or not indictable offences are to be committed to the District and Supreme Courts.

A committal hearing is a hearing to determine whether the prosecution can establish that there is sufficient evidence of a case against the accused person for the prosecution to proceed to trial in the District Court or the Supreme Court before a judge or a judge and jury. If the accused person pleads guilty to an indictable offence at the committal hearing, the Local Court can commit the person to a higher court for sentencing.

Local Courts We Attend

Albion Park Local Court
Albury Local Court
Armidale Local Court
Ballina Local Court
Balmain Local Court
Bankstown Local Court
Batemans Bay Local Court
Bathurst Local Court
Bega Local Court
Bowral Local Court
Belmont Local Court
Blacktown Local Court
Blayney Local Court
Bogabilla Local Court
Bourke Local Court
Broken Hill Local Court
Burwood Local Court
Byron Bay Local Court
Camden Local Court
Campbelltown Local Court
Casino Local Court
Central Local Court
Cessnock Local Court
Cobar Local Court
Coffs Harbour Local Court
Condoblin Local Court
Cooma Local Court
Coonabarabran Local Court
Coonamble Local Court
Cootamundra Local Court
Corowa Local Court
Cowra Local Court
Crookwell Local Court
Deniliquin Local Court
Downing Centre Local Court
Dubbo Local Court
Dunedoo Local Court
Dungog Local Court
East Maitland Local Court
Eden Local Court
Fairfield Local Court
Finley Local Court
Forbes Local Court
Gilgandra Local Court
Glen Innes Local Court
Gloucester Local Court
Gosford Local Court
Goulburn Local Court
Grafton Local Court
Grenfell Local Court
Griffith Local Court
Gulgong Local Court
Gundagai Local Court
Hay Local Court
Hillston Local Court
Holbrook Local Court
Hornsby Local Court
Inverell Local Court
Junee Local Court
Katoomba Local Court
Kempsey Local Court
Kiama Local Court
Kogarah Local Court
Kurri Kurri Local Court
Kyogle Local Court
Lake Cargelligo Local Court
Leeton Local Court
Lightning Ridge Local Court
Lismore Local Court

Lithgow Local Court
Liverpool Local Court
Lockhart Local Court
Macksville Local Court
Maclean Local Court
Maitland Local Court
Manilla Local Court
Manly Local Court
Milton Local Court
Moama Local Court
Moree Local Court
Moruya Local Court
Moss Vale Local Court
Moulamein Local Court
Mt Druitt Local Court
Mudgee Local Court
Mullumbimby Local Court
Mungindi Local Court
Murrurundi Local Court
Murwillumbah Local Court
Narooma Local Court
Narrabri Local Court
Narrandera Local Court
Narromine Local Court
Newcastle Local Court
Newtown Local Court
North Sydney Local Court
Nowra Local Court
Nyngan Local Court
Oberon Local Court
Orange Local Court
Parkes Local Court
Parramatta Local Court
Peak Hill Local Court
Penrith Local Court
Picton Local Court
Port Kembla Local Court
Port Macquarie Local Court
Queanbeyan Local Court
Quirindi Local Court
Raymond Terrace Local Court
Ryde Local Court
Rylstone Local Court
Scone Local Court
Singleton Local Court
Sutherland Local Court
Tamworth Local Court
Taree Local Court
Temora Local Court
Tenterfield Local Court
Toronto Local Court
Tumbarumba Local Court
Tumut Local Court
Tweed Heads Local Court
Wagga Wagga Local Court
Walcha Local Court
Walgett Local Court
Warren Local Court
Wauchope Local Court
Waverley Local Court
Wee Waa Local Court
Wellington Local Court
Wentworth Local Court
West Wyalong Local Court
Wilcannia Local Court
Windsor Local Court
Wollongong Local Court
Woy Woy Local Court
Yass Local Court
Young Local Court