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 firstname.lastname@example.org or MediaSDC@justice.qld.gov.au for Brisbane CBD courts or by contacting local registries in regional locations.
Coroners Court sittings
Refer to the monthly schedule of sittings 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 Courts, Coroners Court and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Contact the Department of Justice and Attorney-General Media Unit:
Media enquiries for the Supreme Court, District Court (including the Planning and Environment Court) and Land Court
Contact the Principal Information Officer:
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 to the Principal Information Officer MediaSDC@justice.qld.gov.au.
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 , South East Queensland and Queensland .
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 and the sentencing of children in the state.
View our videos to understand the selection and role of jurors in Queensland Courts.
Reporting on domestic and family violence
Refer to the Queensland Government Domestic and family violence media guide.
Refer to the naming convention for judicial officers
Judges of the Planning and Environment Court
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 .
Media representatives can verify the terms of non-publication orders related to court proceedings by emailing email@example.com or MediaSDC@justice.qld.gov.au.
Media accreditation and the use of electronic devices in courtrooms
Supreme Court practice direction: 2014/08 – Photography and Electronic devices in court buildings
District Court practice direction: 2014/10 – Electronic devices in courtrooms
Magistrates Court practice direction: 2014/01 – Photography and Electronic devices in courtrooms
Access to exhibits
Media representatives can apply to Queensland Courts (using Form 1 ) 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 .
Media representatives may apply to the court to record and broadcast judgment remarks by submitting the application form to MediaSDC@justice.qld.gov.au at least 48 hours prior to the court event.
Access to Courts Wi-Fi
At the QEII Courts of Law, create a Courts Wi-Fi 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.