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Welcome to the District Court of Western Australia home page

The District Court is an intermediate trial court placing it between the Magistrates Court and the Supreme Court in the Western Australian courts hierarchy.

The District Court deals with serious criminal offences including serious assaults, sexual assaults, serious fraud and commercial theft, burglary and drug offences. The District Court also determines civil claims up to $750,000 and has unlimited jurisdiction in claims for damages for personal injury.

Information on this site is provided for research and public information purposes.

We hope you find the site interesting and informative.

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District Court expands Electronic Lodgment-CIVIL
As from 4 July law professionals have been able to electronically lodge almost all District Court civil documents by logging on, from any location, to the WA Courts portal. [29/07/2016]

District Court - eCourt Project
The District Court wishes to inform its customers of change to the way District Court will conduct its business in the civil jurisdiction of the Court. The Department of the Attorney General has developed an IT strategy to implement an eCourt plan in WA courts. [18/03/2016]

Notice to Practitioners-Management of Indictments
The Circular to Practitioners CRIM 2010/2 Management of Indictments and Notices of Discontinuance has been revised. Details are on the District Court's website. [16/12/2015]

Notice to Practitioners-Circuit Listing Hearings
The Court presently conducts circuit trial listing hearings (TLHs) by telephone conference at Broome, Derby, Kununurra, Carnarvon, Geraldton, Bunbury and Busselton. [03/11/2015]

New Circular - GEN 2014/1 Copying of Documents
This Circular provides information as to facilities available for the copying of documents to the Perth District Court pursuant to subpoena. [19/11/2014]

Notice to Practitioners-Criminal Transcript
Practitioners are reminded that the Court now automatically provides transcripts of the following types of hearings by email to practitioners: 1. Trial listing hearings (excluding circuit trial listing hearings) 2. Sentence mention hearings (with the exception of closed court hearings). [15/08/2014]