The Magistrates Court is the first level of the Queensland Courts system. Most criminal cases are first heard in this court in some form. Most civil actions are also heard here.
Below are links to information about the Magistrates Courts of Queensland.
How the Magistrates Courts work, where they’re located and types of matters they deal with
The process a defendant follows when charged with an offence in the Magistrates Court
Decisions published on the Supreme Court Library Queensland website
Notable decisions relevant to the Magistrates Court
Apply online to ask for an adjournment, to bring a matter forward and/or to see a direction from the court.
Domestic violence orders (DVOs), having DVOs made against you and how to get support
Information about programs available to address the underlying causes of offending behaviour by linking defendants with vital health, cultural and social services.
Information and resources about matters dealt with in the court, such as money disputes and applying for bail
How to appeal an order made by a magistrate or justice of the peace
List of current Queensland magistrates, when they were appointed and where they sit
Calendars for the various Magistrates Courts for the coming year
Information about fees for tasks and processes in the Magistrates Court
List of practice directions from the Magistrates Court
Process for bringing complaints about judicial conduct to the appropriate person
Location, contact and facility details of the Magistrates Courts