Steps to obtaining a trial date

Follow the steps below to obtain a callover in the District Court or a trial date by email in the Supreme Court.

District Court

To request a trial date (callover) in the District Court:

  1. File Form 48 - Request for trial date (DOC, 103KB) at the registry counter on ground level or via post.
  2. If the trial is expected to take more than 1 day, pay the relevant setting down and hearing fee when filing the request. You may apply to the registrar to have the fee reduced if paying the fee is likely to cause hardship.
  3. If your application can’t be dealt with in the two hour time limit and parties agree on potential dates for the matter to be allocated a day in the civil trial list, email the District Court civil list manager at dc-civillistmanager@justice.qld.gov.au.
  4. Alternatively, if parties cannot agree on the relisting of the application which exceeds the two hours, file Form 9 - Application (UCPR) (DOC, 48KB) to obtain a trial date from a judge. Email the District Court civil list manager for available trial dates before the matter is heard by a judge.
  5. For an application exceeding two hours, you can obtain a specific trial date by lodging a Request for allocation of trial date - District Court (Brisbane Registry) (DOC, 1MB) via e-mail to dc-civillistmanager@justice.qld.gov.au.
  6. The Request for allocation of trial date - District Court (Brisbane Registry) (DOC, 1MB) form may also be used where parties have already filed the Form 48 - Request for trial date (DOC, 103KB) and their chosen dates are unavailable or their date preferences were not included in the Form 48 initially.

Supreme Court

To obtain a trial date in the Supreme Court:

  1. File Form 48 - Request for trial date (DOC, 103KB).
  2. If the trial is expected to take more than 1 day, pay the relevant setting down and hearing fee when filing the request. You may apply to the registrar to have the fee reduced if paying the fee is likely to cause hardship.
  3. View the Supreme Court's available dates calendar. Choose three available dates that all parties agree on.
  4. The civil list manager will set down the matter and tell the requesting party by email (if provided) or phone.
  5. The requesting party must advise all other parties of the allocated date and then advise the civil list manager that all parties have been notified.

If you don’t have internet or a computer:

  1. Contact the civil list manager by
    1. phone: (07) 3247 4310
    2. mail: PO Box 15167, City East Qld 4002.
  2. The civil list manager can advise you of available dates for trial.
  3. Choose three available dates that all parties agree on and advise the civil list manager of those dates in writing.

Contacts

If you have any queries or problems, contact the appropriate person below: