Forbes Local Court House

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Street Address: Victoria Lane Forbes NSW 2871

Postal Address: PO Box 130 Forbes NSW 2871

Phone: (02) 6852 5100

Days open: Mon - Fri - except Wednesdays after the 3rd Monday of each month

The town of Forbes

Forbes is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, located on the Newell Highway between Parkes and West Wyalong.

Forbes Court House / Forbes Local Court

Forbes Local Court, also known as Forbes Court House, has been associated with the provision of law and justice in the town since 1880 and was the second courthouse built in Forbes that replaced an earlier construction completed in 1863.

What cases are heard in Forbes Court House?

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

Most matters will start at the Local Court. The Local Court primarily hears summary offences, which are less serious offences. Examples of such offences include disorderly behaviour and driving under the influence of alcohol or a drug. The Local Court will sometimes hear more serious offences, such as low-level assault, but this is rare. Most serious offences are heard at the District Court and higher Courts.

Other matters that are heard in Local Courts such as Forbes Court House include:

  • Bail applications.
  • Matters relating to Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs).
  • Appeals against a previous Local Court decision.
  • Appeals against decisions such as the Roads and Maritime Service’s decision to suspend a licence.

The Local Court deals with civil money and property matters that concern values up to $100,000. If the dispute is about a sum higher than this amount, the matter will go to the District Court or higher Courts.

The Local Court also hears family law matters such as property settlements and residence orders.

Forbes Local 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 Forbes Local Court.

How can we help you?

Our lawyers travel to Forbes Court House 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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