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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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Court hearing list
The West Australian newspaper has advised that they will no longer be publishing the Daily Hearing lists for Courts and Tribunals within the Department of Justice (WA). [21/02/2019]

Consolidated Practice Direction & Circular -Civil
The District Court has replaced it's existing Civil Practice Directions & Circulars to Practitioners with a Consolidated Civil Practice Directions and Circulars to Practitioners. [19/02/2019]

Civil eLodgment-Law Profession Info Sessions 2019
Following the mandating of civil eLodgment for the law profession on 1 March 2018, the District Court will hold an information seminar, chaired by Principal Registrar Melville, on Wednesday 27 February 2019. [23/01/2019]

Increase in District Court Fees
District Court’s fees have increased as of Sunday, 1 July 2018. [29/06/2018]

Notice to Practitioners- Defective EFT Certificate
By the District Court Rules 2005 rule 37 unless otherwise ordered the plaintiff is required to enter the case for trial within 120 days after the first defence is filed. [29/05/2018]

Notice to Practitioners - Criminal PD & C to P
The Consolidated Practice Directions & Circulars to Practitioners – Criminal Jurisdiction has been updated on 12 March 2018. The amendments relate to Circular to Practitioners 2 and Circular to Practitioners 3 as follows: [13/03/2018]