COVID-19 response - Magistrates Court

Queensland Courts ARE open and hearing cases.

Court attendance

Refer to the information below for court attendance information.

Queensland Health advise that people should stay at home if they are feeling unwell or have been overseas in the past 14 days.

If you consider that this advice applies to you, please DO NOT ATTEND a court location.

For Magistrates Court matters, defendants are encouraged to make use of electronic pleas of guilty and adjournments, where available. If you are a party to proceedings, you should contact your legal representative or the court via telephone or email. See Courthouse contacts.

These measures will assist in reducing the potential for transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Queensland Courts will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 advice being provided by health authorities and act accordingly.

For the latest updates from Queensland Health, visit the Queensland Health Website.

Practice Direction 5 of 2020 - COVID-19 court arrangements

Practice Direction 6 of 2020 - COVID-19 court arrangements (Childrens Court)

Practice Direction 3 of 2020 - Court arrangements (COVID-19)

Practice Direction 3 of 2020 - Court arrangements (COVID-19) Guidelines - Cairns and Far North Queensland

Practice Direction 3 of 2020 - Brisbane Magistrates Court arrangements COVID-19 - Amended and Practice Direction 4 of 2020 - Court arrangements (COVID-19) in the Childrens Court when constituted by a Magistrate - Amended; Guidelines for Criminal Proceedings

Notice in accordance with paragraph 6 of Practice Direction No. 3 of 2020 (amended) and paragraph 4 of Practice Direction 4 of 2020 (amended)

Practice Direction 4 of 2020 - Court arrangements (COVID-19 in the Childrens Court when constituted by a Magistrate

Brisbane Magistrates Court - Designated matters and urgent applications: Listing procedures

Statutory Declarations for private domestic violence applications

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