You don’t have to have a lawyer when you go to court. You can represent yourself in any of Queensland’s courts.
This website is designed to help you (‘a self-represented litigant’) navigate the courts system. However, you shouldn’t take the information on this website as legal advice and you may wish to consult with a lawyer about complex legal matters.
Below are links to assistance, support and information about representing yourself in court.
Stay informed about how Queensland Courts are managing court attendance during the COVID-19 response
Options for resolving your dispute without going through the court process
Where to get legal advice about your case
Where to get general assistance and support about court procedures
Information and tools you may need, such as forms, fees, file search facilities and legislation
Resources that lawyers use in their work that you might find useful in preparing your case
Links to other Australian courts, government agencies and general information
Contact details for legal and procedural advice, and the Court Volunteer Network
Support services and financial assistance that may be available for victims of crime
How to request documents or items to be used in a legal proceeding
Information and resources to assist parties to a Supreme Court civil claim to conduct the claim quickly and efficiently and ensure that a mediation or trial proceeds at minimum cost and is well organised.
How to report potential risks, threats or harm to people or property in Queensland court buildings