COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Measures


2020 No 8 - Provision of Lawyers Contact Details (PDF, 36.4 KB)

2020 No 7 - Burnie Access and After Hours Courts (PDF, 216.2 KB)

2020 No 6 - Burnie - After Hours Courts (PDF, 213.3 KB)

2020 No 5 - Further Access to Burnie Magistrates Court (PDF, 228.8 KB)

2020 No 4 - Approved Manner of Court Proceedings  COVID - 19

2020 No 3 - After Hours Courts - Magistrates Court Arrangements Due to COVID - 19

2020 No 2 - Arrangements for the Burnie Registry of the Magistrates Court

Practice Directions

2020 No 1 - Civil Division - Coronavirus (PDF, 57.8 KB)

2020 No 2 - Criminal Division - Coronavirus (PDF, 177.7 KB)

2020 No 4 - Criminal Division - Coronavirus (PDF, 323.0 KB)

2020 No 5 - Civil Division - Coronavirus (PDF, 121.3 KB)


Updated - Cancellation of Country Courts (PDF, 127.4 KB)

Magistrates Court of Tasmania

Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie Registries

On arrival at any Magistrates Court registry any person seeking entry to the building will be required to wash or sanitise their hands.  Refusal to do so may result in being refused entry to the building.

Any person who is not a participant in proceedings before the court is requested to stay outside the building.  A person who requires support for their court appearance may be accompanied by a support person, but large groups of family members or friends may be refused entry.

On entry to court buildings the public will be requested to comply with social distancing guidelines recommended by the Director of Public Health, including limiting physical contact (e.g. handshakes, hugging or kissing) and maintaining a distance of 1.5 metres from others.

Members of the public who are appearing in court will be asked to spread out within the available public space, and may be required to wait in certain designated areas until the matter is ready to proceed.

It is important for the safety of individuals and for the community generally for people attending the court to follow the directions of court staff and security officers, and we seek your cooperation in achieving this.

The services of the Court’s Justices of the Peace will be restricted to signing Magistrates Court-related documents only.

Please refer to the Magistrates Court’s website for any updates.

17 March 2020

Penelope Ikedife
Administrator of Courts