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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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Modernising Justice with eLodgment
This is an exciting year for District Court – with eCourt and eFile for the civil jurisdiction coming to the court. Professional Development Sessions are now available on the dates listed. [11/05/2016]

Update to Practice Direction-CRIM 2 of 2008
Practice Direction 2 of 2008 (Criminal Listings) has been amended with the addition of item 1(b). [22/03/2016]

District Court - eCourt Project
The District Court wishes to inform its customers of change to the way District Court will conduct its business in the civil jurisdiction of the Court. The Department of the Attorney General has developed an IT strategy to implement an eCourt plan in WA courts. [18/03/2016]

Notice to Practitioners-Management of Indictments
The Circular to Practitioners CRIM 2010/2 Management of Indictments and Notices of Discontinuance has been revised. Details are on the District Court's website. [16/12/2015]

Notice to Practitioners-Circuit Listing Hearings
The Court presently conducts circuit trial listing hearings (TLHs) by telephone conference at Broome, Derby, Kununurra, Carnarvon, Geraldton, Bunbury and Busselton. [03/11/2015]

New Circular - GEN 2014/1 Copying of Documents
This Circular provides information as to facilities available for the copying of documents to the Perth District Court pursuant to subpoena. [19/11/2014]