Working with Queensland Courts


Daily law lists

Refer to the daily law lists of the Supreme Court, District Court (including the Planning and Environment Court), Industrial Court, Land Court and Magistrates Court.

Media representatives can apply to receive these by email, together with criminal charge lists, by contacting or for Brisbane CBD courts or by contacting local registries in regional locations.

Coroners Court sittings

Refer to the monthly schedule of sittings (PDF, 210.0 KB) of the Coroners Court of Queensland.

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General Media Unit will advise media representatives when coronial findings are due to be handed down.

Routine media enquiries about court appearance dates and outcomes

Contact the registry of courthouse where the matter is listed.

Search for a court file

There are several options for searching and accessing files and documents used in Queensland Courts.

Access, download and print documents for active Planning and Environment Court matters originating in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Maroochydore and Southport.

Media enquiries for the Magistrates Court, Coroners Court and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Contact the Department of Justice and Attorney-General Media Unit:
+61 7 3738 9295

Media enquiries for juvenile criminal matters

For listing dates of juvenile matters in the Childrens Court (Magistrate), email the Magistrates Courts Service:

For listing dates of juvenile matters in the Childrens Court (Judge) or the Supreme Court, email the Principal Information Officer:

Media enquiries for the Supreme Court, District Court (including the Planning and Environment Court) and Land Court

Contact the Principal Information Officer:
+61 7 3738 7640

Media court identification cards

Accredited media representatives in Brisbane can apply for, renew or replace a media court identification card by submitting the application form (DOC, 346.5 KB) to the Principal Information Officer

Courts and tribunals

Queensland Courts and tribunals

Courts around Australia and in New Zealand

Refer to the list of Brisbane and regional court locations.

Refer to the maps of courts and tribunals in the Brisbane inner city (PDF, 150.7 KB), South East Queensland (PDF, 3.4 MB) and Queensland (PDF, 4.3 MB).

Court reporting guide

Refer to the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council’s Court reporting guide for journalists (PDF, 1.9MB).

Sentencing in Queensland

Refer to the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council’s guides to adult sentencing (PDF, 8.5 MB) and the sentencing of children in the state.

Jury process

View our videos to understand the selection and role of jurors in Queensland Courts.

Reporting on sexual violenceRefer to the Queensland Government Sexual violence media guide.

Reporting on domestic and family violence

Refer to the Queensland Government Domestic and family violence media guide.

Judicial members

Refer to the naming convention for judicial officers (PDF, 212.0 KB)

Judges of the Supreme Court

Judges of the District Court

Judges of the Planning and Environment Court

Members of the Land Court

Magistrates of Queensland (including Coroners)

Court statistics

Statistics about Queensland Courts may be contained in a range of publications, the domestic and family violence data collection, or may require a specific data request (PDF, 1001.7 KB).

Non-publication orders

Media representatives can verify the terms of non-publication orders related to court proceedings by emailing or

Media accreditation and the use of electronic devices in courtrooms

Refer to the practice directions of the following jurisdictions:

Supreme Court 2014/08 – Photography and electronic devices in court buildings    (PDF, 157.2 KB)

District Court 2014/10 – Electronic devices in courtrooms  (PDF, 229.3 KB)

Planning and Environment Court 2014/06 – Electronic devices in courtrooms  (PDF, 26.4 KB)

Land Court 2023/2 – Photography and electronic devices in court buildings  (PDF, 850.0 KB)

Magistrates Court 2014/01 – Photography and electronic devices in courtrooms (PDF, 534.4 KB)

Coroners Court 2021/01 – Electronic devices in courtrooms (PDF, 104.5 KB)

Access to exhibits

Media representatives can apply to Queensland Courts (using Form 1 (DOC, 25.5 KB)) to copy an exhibit for publication.

Recording and broadcasting judgment remarks

Refer to the arrangements and procedures for media representatives to record and broadcast a court’s judgment remarks (PDF, 126.8 KB).

Media representatives may apply to the court to record and broadcast judgment remarks by submitting the application form (PDF, 298.4 KB) to at least 48 hours prior to the court event.

Access to Courts Wi-Fi

To access the Courts Public Safety Network Guest (PSNG) Wi-Fi, in all Queensland Courts locations, create an account at the Self Service Portal, using your corporate email address. Refer to the terms and conditions of use.

Reporting from outside the QEII Courts of Law

Refer to the Supreme Court practice direction: 2014/17 - Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law Supreme Court, Brisbane accessways to remain clear


Refer to decisions of various Queensland courts and findings of the Coroners Court.

Not all court decisions are published.

In some matters, Judges of the Supreme Court may reserve a judgment.

Media organisations are welcome to include a link to published decisions in print or online publications.

Queensland Courts annual reports

Refer to the various annual reports published by Queensland Courts.

Judicial articles and speeches by individual judges and magistrates

Other judicial publications are available through the Supreme Court Library Queensland.

Access to the Supreme Court Library Queensland

Media representatives can access resources of the Supreme Court Library Queensland online or on Level 12 of the QEII Courts of Law.