Resources and tools for self-represented litigants

If you decide to represent yourself in civil or criminal proceedings in the Supreme Court or District Court, you’ll need to familiarise yourself with court procedures and etiquette. Below are links to information that will assist you.

Alternative dispute resolution

Appealing a decision

Applying for bail

Applying for protection


Children going to court

Contacts for legal advice

Court of Appeal resources

Domestic and family violence

Getting assistance to serve legal documents

Fees including reduction of civil court fees


Glossary of common court, tribunal and legal terms for interpreters (PDF, 859.5 KB)

Interest calculator

Interest rates

Legal advice versus procedural advice

Legislation (Queensland legislation)

Money disputes

Obtaining a trial date (callover)

Offender levy

Practice directions

Procedural fact sheets for civil proceedings – Supreme Court and District Court

Requesting information for legal proceedings

Scheme for pro bono mediation in proceedings involving self-represented litigants (PDF, 141.4 KB)

Search for a court file

Self-Represented Litigants Service

Settlement conferences

Supervised case list for self-represented litigants (PDF, 190.0 KB) for Supreme Court matters, and only on application and direction of the court

The use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Useful links to other Australian courts, government agencies and legal resources

Where to get legal advice