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Local courts and children's courts

Most criminal and civil cases first enter the New South Wales court system via the local court.

All opening times for local courts in NSW are online, and you can use the court listing and sittings information to find out when a local court sits and when different types of cases can be heard at that court.

The Children’s Court NSW deals with cases involving children including criminal and care and protection cases.

In NSW, the Children's Court sits in four courthouses specifically designated for the Court. These courthouses are located at Parramatta, Surry Hills, Broadmeadow and Woy Woy.

The Children’s Court also sits at courts located at Campbelltown, Port Kembla, Sutherland, Nowra, Wyong on a full-time or part-time basis.

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Commissions and Commissioners

Local Courts

Last updated: 1 November 2023

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