District Court of Western Australia


Welcome to the District Court of Western Australia

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.

More information can be found on the About the Court page.

Information on this site is provided for research and public information purposes. We hope you find the site interesting and informative.

Doing Right to All - 50 years of Justice at the District Court of Western Australia

Law Week 2022

Law Week 2022 takes place from 16 to 20 May and the Law Society have a dynamic programme of events for both the legal profession and the community.

Law Week is the Western Australian legal profession’s annual celebration of law, inclusion and justice in the community and the Law Society of Western Australia is proud to once again showcase an exciting programme of more than 30 events that will inspire, inform, and bring people together.

From social, educational, and fundraising events to free legal assistance clinics and informative webinars, there is something of value for everyone this Law Week.

Find out more on the Law Society website.