Practice notes


Criminal jurisdiction (current)

Item number Title
2 Circuit Sittings of the District Court (PDF , 22.2 KB)  
Circuit Sittings of the District Court (DOC , 41.5 KB) 
revised 18 December 2009
3 Provision of Psychiatric Reports to Correctional Facilities (PDF , 14.6 KB) 
Provision of Psychiatric Reports to Correctional Facilities (DOC , 36.0 KB)
4 Media Access to Sexual Assault Proceedings Heard in Camera (PDF , 15.4 KB)
Media Access to Sexual Assault Proceedings Heard in Camera (DOC , 38.5 KB)
5 Management of Prescribed Sexuall Offence Proceedings (PDF , 21.1 KB) 
Management of Prescribed Sexual Offence Proceedings (DOC , 36.5 KB)
6 Sexual Assault Case List (PDF , 20.0 KB)  
Sexual Assault Case List (DOC , 39.5 KB)
8 Removal of Judgments from the Internet (PDF , 22.4 KB)  
Removal of Judgments from the Internet (DOC , 39.5 KB)
10 Work Health and Safety Act Prosecutions (PDF , 39.5 KB) 
Work Health and Safety Act Prosecutions (DOC , 46.5 KB)
issued 6 December 2011
​11 Child Sexual Offence Evidence pilot - Downing Centre (PDF , 26.1 KB) 
Child Sexual Offence Evidence pilot - Downing Centre (DOC , 48.5 KB)
issued 6 August 2019
13 Call Over for Trials in Circuit Sittings (PDF , 39.0 KB)  
Call Over for Trials in Circuit Sittings (DOC , 46.0 KB)  
Commencing 1 December 2016
16
Work health and Safety Act Prosecutions (PDF , 58.0 KB) 
issued 4 June 2021
18 Criminal trials (PDF , 206.2 KB)
Criminal trials  (DOC , 144.0 KB)
Readiness Hearing Guidance (and forms)  (DOC , 146.5 KB) 
District Court Criminal Practice Note 18 - Additional Venue (DOCX , 54.5 KB)

19 Criminal trials at circuit sittings (PDF , 241.2 KB)
Criminal trials at circuit sittings (DOC , 127.5 KB)
Readiness Hearing Guidance (and forms) (DOC , 146.5 KB) 

20 District Court Criminal Practice Note 20 (PDF , 21.7 KB)
21 Appeals against Conviction (PDF , 51.5 KB)  
Appeals against Conviction  (DOC , 29.0 KB)   
Commencing 18 April 2022
22 Revocation of Practice Note 22 (PDF , 5.2 KB)  
23 Collection Notice Health Records DC Trials  (PDF , 67.1 KB) 

District Court Criminal Practice Note 23 - Resumption of Jury Trials and in person appearances in Judge Alone Trials    (PDF , 54.1 KB)
Replaced 22 April 2022
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District Court Criminal Practice Note 24 - Applications for leave for in person appearances in Trials and Sentence Hearings of WHS Prosecutions (PDF , 155.0 KB)

District Court Criminal Practice Note 24 - Applications for leave for in person appearances in Trials and Sentence Hearings of WHS Prosecutions (DOC , 45.5 KB)  
Practice Note 24 is suspended

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District Court Criminal Practice Note 25 - Applications for Leave for In Person Appearances in Sentence Proceedings  (PDF , 180.3 KB)

District Court Criminal Practice Note 25 - Applications for Leave for In Person Appearances in Sentence Proceedings  (DOC , 67.5 KB)
Practice Note 25 is suspended

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District Court Criminal Practice Note 26 - Walama List Sentencing Procedure (PDF , 109.7 KB)

District Court Criminal Practice Note 26 - Walama List Sentencing Procedure (DOC , 77.5 KB)

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District Court Criminal Practice Note 27 - Jury Trials and Judge Alone Trials (PDF , 152.1 KB)

District Court Criminal Practice Note 27 - Jury Trials and Judge Alone Trials (DOC , 88.5 KB)

Court Users FAQs (PDF , 198.6 KB)

Criminal jurisdiction (archived)

Item number ​Title
1 Listing Procedures at Courts with Full Time sittings (PDF , 23.7 KB) (PDF , 23.7 KB) (PDF , 23.7 KB) (PDF , 23.7 KB) 
Listing Procedures at Courts with Full Time sittings (DOC , 45.0 KB) (DOC , 45.0 KB) (DOC , 45.0 KB) (DOC , 45.0 KB) 
revised 18 December 2009
​7 ​Management of Country Circuit Lists (PDF , 45.4 KB) (PDF , 45.4 KB) (PDF , 45.4 KB) (PDF , 45.4 KB)
Management of Country Circuit Lists (DOC , 36.0 KB) (DOC , 36.0 KB) (DOC , 36.0 KB) (DOC , 36.0 KB) 
replaced by PN 2 on 18 December 2009
​9 ​Standard Case Management Directions (PDF , 14.3 KB) (PDF , 14.3 KB) (PDF , 14.3 KB) (PDF , 14.3 KB)
​Standard Case Management Directions (DOC , 34.5 KB) (DOC , 34.5 KB) (DOC , 34.5 KB) (DOC , 34.5 KB) 
replaced by revised PN on 14 July 2017
9 Standard Case Management Directions (DOC , 7.4 KB) (DOC , 7.4 KB) (DOC , 7.4 KB) (DOC , 7.4 KB) 
Standard Case Management Directions (DOC , 53.2 KB) (DOC , 53.2 KB) (DOC , 53.2 KB) (DOC , 53.2 KB)
revised Practice Note commenced 14 July 2017
12 Readiness Hearings (DOC , 16.9 KB) (DOC , 16.9 KB) (DOC , 16.9 KB) (DOC , 16.9 KB)
Readiness Hearings (DOCX , 26.5 KB) (DOCX , 26.5 KB) (DOCX , 26.5 KB) (DOCX , 26.5 KB)
revised 10 August 2018
14 AVL readiness hearings for circuit sittings (PDF , 23.8 KB) (PDF , 23.8 KB) (PDF , 23.8 KB) (PDF , 23.8 KB)
AVL readiness hearings for circuit sittings (DOC , 44.5 KB) (DOC , 44.5 KB) (DOC , 44.5 KB) (DOC , 44.5 KB) 
revised 13 August 2018
15 Sentence matters (PDF , 11.1 KB) (PDF , 11.1 KB) (PDF , 11.1 KB) (PDF , 11.1 KB)
Sentence matters (DOC , 61.2 KB) (DOC , 61.2 KB) (DOC , 61.2 KB) (DOC , 61.2 KB)
4 July 2018
17 AVL call-over for circuit sittings (PDF , 17.5 KB) (PDF , 17.5 KB) (PDF , 17.5 KB) (PDF , 17.5 KB)
​AVL call-over for circuit sittings (DOC , 45.0 KB) (DOC , 45.0 KB) (DOC , 45.0 KB) (DOC , 45.0 KB)
issued 5 November 2018
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District Court Criminal Practice Note 18 - Criminal Trials (PDF , 234.0 KB) (PDF , 234.0 KB) (PDF , 234.0 KB) (PDF , 234.0 KB)
District Court Criminal Practice Note 18 - Criminal Trials (DOC , 66.0 KB) (DOC , 66.0 KB) (DOC , 66.0 KB) (DOC , 66.0 KB)
replaced 2 August 2021

Criminal trials (PDF , 202.3 KB)
Criminal trials  (DOC , 142.0 KB) (DOC , 142.0 KB) 
replaced 27 May 2022

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Criminal trials at circuit sittings (PDF , 95.6 KB) (PDF , 95.6 KB) (PDF , 95.6 KB) 
Criminal trials at circuit sittings (DOC , 128.5 KB) (DOC , 128.5 KB) (DOC , 128.5 KB) 
Replaced 16 February 2022

District Court Criminal Practice Note 19 -  Criminal Trials at Circuit Sittings  (PDF , 237.5 KB) (PDF , 237.5 KB) (PDF , 237.5 KB) 
District Court Criminal Practice Note 19 -  Criminal Trials at Circuit Sittings (DOC , 59.0 KB) (DOC , 59.0 KB) (DOC , 59.0 KB) 
replaced 2 August 2021

Criminal trials at circuit sittings (PDF , 238.7 KB)

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District Court Criminal Practice Note 20 – Sentence Matters (PDF , 20.0 KB) (PDF , 20.0 KB) (PDF , 20.0 KB) 
replaced 31 August 2020.

Appeals against Conviction (PDF , 15.9 KB) (PDF , 15.9 KB) (PDF , 15.9 KB)  
Appeals against Conviction (DOC , 28.5 KB) (DOC , 28.5 KB) (DOC , 28.5 KB) 
Replaced 18 April 2022

Vacated Trials due to COVID-19 (PDF , 12.4 KB) (PDF , 12.4 KB) (PDF , 12.4 KB) (PDF , 12.4 KB) 
Vacated Trials due to COVID-19 (DOC , 28.5 KB) (DOC , 28.5 KB) (DOC , 28.5 KB) (DOC , 28.5 KB)

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District Court Criminal Practice Note 23 - Resumption of Jury Trials and in person appearances in Judge Alone Trials   (PDF , 327.5 KB) (PDF , 327.5 KB) (PDF , 327.5 KB) (PDF , 327.5 KB) 
Replaced 22 April 2022

District Court Criminal Practice Note 23 - Resumption of Jury Trials and in person appearances in Judge Alone Trials (DOC , 161.0 KB) (DOC , 161.0 KB) (DOC , 161.0 KB) (DOC , 161.0 KB)

District Court Criminal Practice Note 23 Additional Venues updated 26 October 2021 (DOCX , 52.6 KB) (DOCX , 52.6 KB) (DOCX , 52.6 KB) (DOCX , 52.6 KB)

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District Court Criminal Practice Note 25 - Applications for Leave for In Person Appearances in Sentence Proceedings (PDF , 178.0 KB) (PDF , 178.0 KB) (PDF , 178.0 KB) (PDF , 178.0 KB)

District Court Criminal Practice Note 25 - Applications for Leave for In Person Appearances in Sentence Proceedings (DOC , 64.5 KB) (DOC , 64.5 KB) (DOC , 64.5 KB) (DOC , 64.5 KB)

Civil jurisdiction (current)

Item number Title
- Rescinding Previous Practice Notes in Force before the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (PDF , 13.4 KB) 
Rescinding Previous Practice Notes in Force before the Civil Procedure Act 2005 (DOC , 34.0 KB)
1 Case Management in the General List (PDF , 85.3 KB) 
revised Practice Note commenced 31 August 2020
​1A ​Case Management in Country Sittings (PDF , 172.0 KB) 
​Case Management in Country Sittings (DOC , 84.0 KB) 
commenced 6 April 2018
1B Online Courts (PDF , 34.7 KB) 
Online Courts (DOC , 67.0 KB) 
Commencing 31 October 2018
5 Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (PDF , 22.0 KB) 
Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (DOC , 48.0 KB) 
6 Defamation (DOC , 19.9 KB) 
Defamation (DOCX , 27.2 KB) 
7 Court Approval of Settlement (PDF , 47.6 KB) 
revised Practice Note commenced 31 August 2020
8 Early Return of Subpoenas (PDF , 97.2 KB) 
Early Return of Subpoenas (DOC , 51.5 KB) 
amended 15 June 2011
10 Inactive List (PDF , 14.6 KB) 
Inactive List (DOC , 37.0 KB) 
11 Access to Court Files by Non-Parties (DOC , 23.8 KB) 
Access to Court Files by Non-Parties (DOC , 46.0 KB)
12 Coal Miners' Workers Compensation List (PDF , 22.8 KB)
Coal Miners' Workers Compensation List (DOC , 48.5 KB) 
revised 14 April 2014
15 Pre-judgment interest rates (PDF , 17.7 KB) 
Pre-judgment interest rates (DOC , 37.0 KB) 
commenced 1 July 2010
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Applications for leave for in person appearances in Civil Trials (PDF , 158.5 KB)Applications for leave for in person appearances in Civil Trials (DOC , 45.0 KB)

Practice Note 16 is suspended

Civil jurisdiction (archived)

Item number Title
1 Case Management in the General List (PDF , 60.9 KB)
Case Management in the General List (DOC , n/a)
rescinded on 31 August 2020
2 Case Management in the Commercial List (DOC , 41.5 KB)
Case Management in the Commercial List (DOC , 66.5 KB)
rescinded on 23 October 2009
3 Case Management in the Construction List (DOC , 23.5 KB)
Case Management in the Construction List (DOC , 72.5 KB)
revoked on 7 September 2009
4 Proceedings under Property (Relationships) Act 1984 and Family Provision Act 1982 (PDF , 19.3 KB)
Proceedings under Property (Relationships) Act 1984 and Family Provision Act 1982 (DOC , 42.0 KB)
revoked on 7 September 2009
7 Court Approval of Settlement (PDF , 21.7 KB)
Court Approval of Settlement (DOC , 44.5 KB)
revised 31 August 2020
9 Summons and Motions (PDF , 16.3 KB)
Summons and Motions (DOC , 36.0 KB)
revoked on 7 September 2009
13 Amendments to Case Management (DOC , 20.0 KB)
Amendments to Case Management (DOC , 40.5 KB)
revoked on 7 September 2009
14 Extension of Time for Service of Statements of Claim in Debt Claims (PDF , 14.6 KB)
Extension of Time for Service of Statements of Claim in Debt Claims (DOC , 34.0 KB)
revoked 17 March 2014
Last updated:

27 May 2022

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