District Court of Western Australia

Civil Practice Directions and Circulars

Civil Practice Directions are issued by the Chief Judge and supplement the procedures set out in the Rules of Court. They impose obligations on the parties and their lawyers. Circulars to Practitioners are issued by the Principal Registrar and provide guidance about the practice of the court.

Notice to Practitioners - Anonymising Name of Plaintiff

The Court is to issue a new Practice Direction/Circular to Practitioners in the coming days regarding the process to be followed to have a plaintiff’s name anonymised in a civil action.

As from today, any plaintiff who wishes their name to be anonymised must seek a formal order from the court to do so. Any application is to be filed with an affidavit in support pursuant to Order 67B rule 5 of the Rules of the Supreme Court. Any application should preferably be made prior to the filing of the writ or at the time of filing the writ.

The Practice Direction/Circular to Practitioner will be available on the Court’s website www.districtcourt.wa.gov.au in the coming days.

Jacquie Kubacz
Acting Principle Registrar
4 October 2019

Consolidated Civil Practice Directions

The current District Court Civil Consolidated Practice Directions are listed below:


Last updated: 10-Oct-2019

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