Downing Centre District Court

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Street Address: Level 3 Downing Centre 143-147 Liverpool Street, Sydney

Postal Address: PO Box A4 Sydney South 1235

Phone: 1300 679 272

Days open: Mon - Fri

Downing Centre District Court

Downing Centre District Court is a major heritage-listed former department store and now courthouse complex in the Sydney central business district. It features state government courts, including the Local Court, the District Court, and a law library known as the Downing Centre Library. The Downing Centre forms part of the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

Downing Centre District Court and Downing Centre Local Court are combined in the same Court House.

What cases are heard in Downing Centre District Court?

District Courts hear a variety of criminal matters and drink driving and traffic matters. The following information applies to Downing Centre District Court, as well as all other District Courts in Australia.

The cases heard at Downing Centre District Court range from summary offences (less serious offences) to indictable offences (serious offences). Summary offences include drink driving and minor damage to property, while indictable offences include assault, sexual assault, and murder.

Downing Centre District Court hears civil matters for motor accident cases and other claims up to $750,000. Other claims include breach of contract, personal injury, and defamation. If the claim is above $750,000, the matter will be heard at the Supreme Court.

Other matters that may be heard in Downing Centre District Court include:

  • Bail applications (in certain instances).
  • Cases involving offences committed under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth).
  • Appeals of Local Court and Children’s Court decisions.

Downing Centre District Court List

Court Lists tell you the date, time and location of court matters up to three weeks in the future, and one week in the past.

The NSW interactive court list allows you to search for a particular case by name, case number, location, date, jurisdiction, title of presiding officer and type of listing (for example, directions, hearing, judgment and so on).

You can use the interactive list to search for the listing of your matter at Downing Centre District Court.

How can we help you?

Our lawyers appear at Downing Centre District Court to defend all criminal and traffic matters, and we have a track record of getting outstanding results for our clients in this court.

We also attend all other courts throughout NSW and the ACT.

If you require assistance, contact us on 1300 668 484 or book a free consultation to discuss your case.

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