Criminal and General Court

Criminal matters

The Criminal Court (Court of Petty Sessions) hears and determines a broad range of criminal cases in both the State and Federal jurisdictions. Commonly heard offences are drink driving, traffic offences, assaults, drug offences and theft. Preliminary hearings for more serious crimes (such as murder and manslaughter) may be held here to decide if there is enough evidence to send the accused person to the Supreme Court for trial.

most of the Courts work is discharged in Courts of Petty Sessions which

If you are involved in a criminal case - visit Going to Court for more information on what it means for you.

General matters


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

Conciliators and Mediators

List of Appointed Conciliators and Mediators