NSW Court of Criminal Appeal

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Street Address: Law Courts Building, 184 Phillip Street Sydney NSW 2000

Postal Address: GPO Box 3 Sydney NSW 2001

Phone: 1300 679 272

Days open: Mon - Fri

What cases are heard in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal

The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal is the State’s highest court for criminal matters. A person who has been convicted and/or sentenced by a Supreme Court or District Court, may appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeal.

The Court of Criminal Appeal hears the following types of appeals:

  • Sentence appeal: appealing against the harshness of the sentence imposed.
  • Conviction appeal: appealing against the finding of guilt.
  • Evidentiary appeal: in limited circumstances a person or the prosecution can appeal against a judge’s ruling on evidence or procedure.

Appeals may also be brought from decisions of the Land and Environment Court in its criminal jurisdiction.

To appeal to the High Court of Australia from the Court of Criminal Appeal, an applicant must first obtain special permission (also called “leave”) from the High Court.

The Supreme Court of New South Wales and the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal are combined in the same Court House and have the same contact details.

How can we help you?

Our lawyers appear at the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal to appeal against convictions and/or sentences following decisions of the Supreme Court of NSW or the District Court, 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 submit an online enquiry.


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