The NSW Local Court http://www.localcourt.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/localcourts/index.html has jurisdiction to deal with:
- Civil matters up to the value of $100,000.
- Summary criminal matters.
- Committal hearings to determine whether or not indictable criminal offences are to be tried in the District Court and Supreme Court of NSW.
- Apprehended violence orders.
- Driver licence appeals.
- Some family law matters with regards to property settlements and residence orders.
The court is presided over by Magistrates (addressed as “your honour”) who delegate some of their functions to Registrars (“Registrar”).
The court has specialist jurisdictions including:
- The Children’s Court, which determines criminal matters involving children and young people; and care and protection matters. http://www.childrenscourt.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/childrenscourt/index.html
- The Coroner’s Court, which holds inquests into certain types of death. http://www.coroners.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/coroners/index.html?s=1771310316
- The Chief Industrial Magistrate’s Court, which deals with criminal and civil matters related to industrial law.http://www.localcourt.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/localcourts/cim_court.html
Local Court is situated all across the state. In Sydney it is located at:
- Balmain: 368 Darling Street, Balmain NSW 2041.
- Bankstown: Cnr Chapel Road and The Mall, Bankstown NSW 2200.
- Bidura Children’s: 357 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037.
- Blacktown: 1 Kildare Road, Blacktown NSW 2148.
- Burwood: 7-9 Belmore Street, Burwood NSW 2134.
- Camden: John Street, Camden NSW 2570.
- Campbelltown: Railway Street, Campbelltown NSW 2560.
- Campbelltown Children’s: Queen Street, Campbelltown NSW 2560.
- Drug Court: Parramatta Court House, 12 George Street, Parramatta NSW 2124.
- Fairfield: Cnr Spencer Street and Court Road, Fairfield NSW 2165.
- Hornsby: 294 Pacific Highway, Hornsby NSW 2077.
- Kogarah: 17 Montgomery Street, Kogarah NSW 2217.
- Liverpool: 150 George Street, Liverpool NSW 2170.
- Manly: 2 Belgrave Street, Manly NSW 2095.
- Mt Druitt: 59 North Parade, Mt Druitt NSW 2770.
- Newtown: 222 Australia Street, Newtown NSW 2042.
- North Sydney: 94 Pacific Highway, North Sydney NSW 2059.
- Parramatta: 12 George Street, Parramatta NSW 2150.
- Parramatta Children’s: 2 George Street, Parramatta NSW 2150.
- Richmond: 288 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW 2753.
- Ryde: 814 Victoria Road, Ryde NSW 2112.
- State Coroner’s: 44-46 Parramatta Road, Glebe NSW 2037.
- Sutherland: Cnr Flora and Belmont Streets, Sutherland NSW 2232.
- Sydney Central: 98 Liverpool Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
- Sydney Downing Centre: (Criminal and General) Level 4 Downing Centre 143-147 Liverpool Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
- Sydney Downing Centre: (Civil) Level 5 Downing Centre 143-147 Liverpool Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
- Waverley: 151 Bronte Road, Waverley NSW 2024.
- Windsor: Cnr North and Court Streets, Windsor NSW 2756.
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