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Access to court documents

If you have been a victim of crime and there were criminal proceedings against the offender, you may be able access court documents. You can make an application to the relevant Local, District, or Supreme Court where the matter was heard.

Local Court

In the Local Court, you can make enquires about making an application for access to material held by the court with the Registrar of the Local Court. Usually you will need to write a letter to the Registrar outlining the reasons why you wish to have access to the material.

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Children's Court

To maintain confidentiality and protection of the child or young person involved, copies of transcripts and court orders are generally only provided to those parties directly involved in the court matter. If you are not directly involved in the proceedings, you must explain why you require a copy.

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District Court

Application should be made to the Registrar of the Court in which the matter was heard, and you should explain why you wish to access the documents.

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Supreme Court

Application should be made to the Registrar of the Court of Criminal Appeal, and you should explain why you wish to access the documents.

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