Courts

Up-to-date information on court operations 

COVID-19 court updates for the legal profession

  • NSW Supreme Court
    Information about Supreme Court changes made in response to the COVID-19 outbreak is available here

  • NSW District Court
    The District Court has made changes to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19. Before attending court, please read this important information

  • NSW Local Court
    The NSW Local Court has made arrangements to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19.

  • NSW Land and Environment Court
    Information on the wearing of face masks, issued on 8 January 2021, is available here.

  • Industrial Relations Commission
    In response to the further easing of some mandatory requirements to wear masks, the Commission issued a COVID-19 Update on February 17, 2021. See here.

  • NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
    NCAT has made a number of changes to reduce the risk of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). More here.

  • Children’s Court of NSW
    The Children's Court has made changes to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Before attending Court, please read this important information.

  • High Court of Australia
    High Court has issued a protocol for practitioners participating in Video Connection Hearings which is available here.

    While the Registry counters remain closed, services and support are being provided to practitioners and litigants via phone and other online services. Read the Practice Direction, which took effect from 8 February 2021, here.

  • Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia
    The Courts have been closely monitoring the Government’s announcements and advice concerning COVID-19 and its management. All the latest updates can be found on the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court websites.

    Read the latest statement from the Courts regarding the new merger here

General information about courts and tribunals response to the COVID-19 pandemic available here.