Civil Court

Civil Court deals with disputes involving amounts

  • up to and including $5,000 (minor civil claim)
  • from $5,001 to $50,000 (civil claim)
  • more than $50,000 if all parties agree.

If you are making a claim, you are known as a ‘claimant’ or ‘civil litigant’. The other party is known as the ‘defendant’.

Read more about civil litigants and the civil claims process.

Other responsibilities of the Civil Court are


Civil Court decisions are all now available on the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) website.