In Queensland, matters involving children are dealt with in either a special Magistrates Court or the District Court, depending on the type of matter:
- Magistrates Court matters involving juveniles are dealt with in a special court known as Childrens Court.
- The Childrens Court of Queensland (CCQ) is a special form of District Court that deals with all juveniles who commit serious criminal offences.
The Childrens Court is different to the Family Court of Australia. The Family Court is a federal court, dealing with other family-related proceedings such as custody issues between parents, while the Childrens Court is a state court.
Find out how matters involving juveniles are dealt with by the courts.