Administrative Appeals Tribunal
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is a body which provides independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian Commonwealth government and some non-government bodies.

Family Court of Australia
The Family Court of Australia is a specialist Federal Superior Court of Record, which has jurisdiction throughout Australia except for Western Australia. The Family Court has been operating since the 5th of January 1976 following the enactment of the Family Law Act 1975. The Court has jurisdiction over all matrimonial causes and associated responsibilities. This includes, divorce proceedings, children's matters such as residence, contact and special issues orders and the provision of mediation services.

Federal Court of Australia
Dealing with a wide range of civil cases arising under federal law, this homepage contains information about judgments, legislation, court lists, practice directions, annual report, contact details, judges, forms, legal research links and employment opportunities.

High Court of Australia
The official High Court of Australia homepage containing judgments, transcripts, business (court) lists, speeches, a court calendar, contact details, library information, a virtual tour, information for practitioners and litigants, feedback and documentation submission and legal links.

Migration Review Tribunal
The Migration Review Tribunal is an independent body, which can review decisions made by the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs or by officers who are delegates of the Minister. The Tribunal is established under the Migration Act 1958 and its jurisdiction, powers and statutory procedures are set out in that Act and the Migration Regulations 1994.

Native Title Tribunal
Established under the Native Titles Act 1993-1998 to facilitate agreements among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, governments, industry and others who rights or interests coexist with native title rights and interests. Contains 'questions and answer' information, media releases, official guidelines, determinations, agreements, publications, information on 'how to apply' and contact details.

Refugee Review Tribunal
Established by the Commonwealth this tribunal reviews decisions made by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection  concerning refugees in Australia.

Australian Capital Territory

Magistrates Court of the Australian Capital Territory
This site provides contact details for the Australian Capital Territory's Magistrate Court and its various sections.

Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory
This site provides contact details for the Australian Capital Territory's Supreme Court and its various sections.

New South Wales

Local Court of New South Wales
The court of general access in New South Wales, the Local Court encompasses criminal and summary prosecutions, some civil matters, child care proceedings, juvenile prosecution, family and coronial inquiries. The site contains contact details as well as legal aid information.

Supreme Court of New South Wales
This court is the superior court of record in New South Wales. The Court exercises original and appellate jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters. This site provides contact details, daily court lists, fees, directories and a link to the AustLII database of its judgments.

Northern Territory

Magistrates Court of the Northern Territory
This site provides contact details for the Northern Territory's Magistrate Court and its various sections.

Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
The Supreme Court of the Northern Territory of Australia is the superior Court of the Northern Territory. It exercises both original and appellate jurisdictions. This site provides access to judgments, practice directions, daily court lists, contacts and more.


Queensland Courts
This website contains information about the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts of Queensland.

South Australia

Coroners Court of South Australia
The Coroner's Office provides a broad range of services to the community by recognising the need to assist bereaved families to understand the coronial investigation process. The cornerstone of coronial inquiry is to provide a thorough and impartial service to the community when investigating the circumstances in which people die.

Courts Administration Authority
The Courts Administration Authority is constituted by the Courts Administration Act 1993 and is independent of Government and is a means for the judiciary to control the provision of the administrative facilities and services required by State courts to carry out their judicial functions.

District Court of South Australia
The District Court is the principal trial court in South Australia. The Court’s work covers four jurisdictions; Civil, Criminal, Administrative and Disciplinary Division. Murder and treason offences can only be heard by the Supreme Court.

Environment, Resources and Development Court of South Australia
The Environment, Resources and Development Court is a specialist court dealing with disputes, and enforcement of laws relating to the development and management of land, the natural and built environment and natural resources.

Industrial Relations Court of South Australia
The Industrial Relations Court of South Australia is constituted under the Fair Work Act 1994. It is a Court of record and a participating court under the Courts Administration Act 1993.

Magistrates Court of South Australia
The Magistrates Court of South Australia is established by the Magistrates Court Act 1991. It handles the greatest proportion of litigation in the State. All criminal matters begin in the Magistrates Court and the civil jurisdiction hears approximately 90% of all disputes within the State.

Supreme Court of South Australia
The Supreme Court of South Australia is the superior court of the State and is a court of both law and equity. It deals with the more important civil cases and the most serious criminal matters.

Wardens Court of South Australia
​​The Warden’s court was established to deal with issues and disputes related to mining claims.

Youth Court of South Australia
The first separate Youth or Children's Court in South Australia was established under the provisions of the State Children's Act 1895 which called for a separate room to be used for hearings or trials which involved children.


Supreme Court of Tasmania
The jurisdiction of the Supreme Court falls into two categories - matters in which it exercises original jurisdiction and matters in which it has an appellate jurisdiction. Original jurisdiction means that a matter comes before the court for decision for the first time whereas the appellate jurisdiction involves the court in determining appeals from other courts and tribunals.


County Court of Victoria
The County Court of Victoria is an intermediate court with civil and criminal jurisdiction both at first and in some circumstances, on appeal. This site provides information on jurisdiction, judges, contact details, judgments, civil and criminal lists, publications, court sittings and other legal links.

Magistrates Court of Victoria
The Magistrates' Court has a wide and extensive jurisdiction. This includes: Criminal Jurisdiction, Civil Jurisdiction and Case Transfer, Family Law/Crimes Family Violence, WorkCover proceedings and Industrial matters.

Supreme Court of Victoria
This court is the superior court of record in the State of Victoria. This site provides information about the Court, its history, current practices, library, mediation, court lists, practice notes and summaries, judges, court of appeal summaries, unreported judgments and contacts.

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
VCAT was introduced on 1 July 1998 and deals with disputes about consumer matters, credit, discrimination, domestic building works, guardianship and administration, residential tenancies, and retail tenancies. It also deals with disputes between people and government about land valuation, licenses to carry on businesses including travel agents, motor car traders and others, planning, state taxation & many other government decisions such as Transport Accident Commission decisions and freedom of information issues.

Western Australia

Children's Court of Western Australia
The Children's Court deals with all complaints of offences alleged to have been committed by young people between the ages of 10 and 17 years (inclusive). If the young person charged has turned 18 after the date of the alleged offence, then the person still appears before the Children's Court.

District Court of Western Australia
Constituted under the District Court of Western Australia Act 1969, the District Court is the intermediate court in Western Australia, presided over by a District Court judge.It has its principal registry at 30 St Georges' Terrace Perth Western Australia and maintains registries in Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Busselton, Carnarvon, Derby, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Kununurra, and South Hedland. The District Court also sits at Fremantle, Joondalup and Rockingham in the metropolitan area and at Meekatharra as required.

Family Court of Western Australia
The Family Court of Western Australia was established in 1976 as a State court under the Family Court Act 1975. The court is presided over by judges and magistrates. It is vested with State and Federal jurisdiction in matters of family law and deals with divorce, property of a marriage or defacto relationship, residence, contact and other matters relating to children, maintenance and adoptions. The Department of Justice (WA) provides administrative and logistical support for the operation of this court, which is federally funded.

Magistrates Court of Western Australia
The Magistrates' Courts are the lower level of courts and are located throughout the State. Stipendiary magistrates preside over all jurisdictions within the Magistrates' Courts. Two justices of the peace may substitute for magistrates in the Court of Petty Sessions.

Supreme Court of Western Australia
The Supreme Court is the State's highest court, with responsibility for both criminal and civil matters. It deals with very serious criminal charges, such as wilful murder, murder, armed robbery and serious breaches of Commonwealth drug enforcement laws. Generally, it hears civil cases where the amount involved in the dispute is more than $250,000. It is the main appeal court of the state, and hears appeals from lower courts and single judge decisions of the Supreme Court.

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