COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We have made changes to the way that our District Courts operate to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We will continue to update this page with the latest changes to District Court operations.

Our priority is the health of all court users. You do not need to attend the District Court unless you:
  • are a party essential to proceedings and no other arrangements are in place to conduct proceedings remotely
  • are a bona fide representative of an established news-media organisation
  • have received a summons to attend court for jury service. For information about jury service and jury trials, read the information on Jury Trials

Do not attend court if you:

  • have travelled overseas in the past 14 days
  • have had close contact with someone who has been confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 
  • feel unwell and are experiencing any of the following symptoms – fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.

All persons at all times must comply with social distancing and latest health advice.

If a person who has been attending court develops a sign of illness, they should immediately report this to the court.

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