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Downing Centre Local Court – Go To Court Lawyers Sydney

The Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney is situated on Level 4 of the Downing Centre Building at 143 Liverpool Street Sydney. Located on the corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool Streets, the Sydney Local Court operates between the hours of 9:00am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday. The Local Court deals with criminal matters, civil matters and domestic violence matters.

Criminal matters

The Local Court deals with summary criminal matters and some indictable criminal matters.

Summary offences are minor offences such as trespass, using offensive language and driving offences.

Indictable offences are more serious offences such as larceny, assault and murder. Some indictable offences can be dealt with in the Local Court, while others must be committed to the District Court or Supreme Court for finalisation.

Domestic violence matters

The Local Court also hears applications for Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs). These applications may be made by a person fearing violence from another person or by the police on the person’s behalf.

An AVO can be made by consent or after a contested hearing. It can be made on a temporary basis (until a hearing decides whether an order is warranted) or on a final basis.  

Civil matters

The New South Wales Local Court deals with civil matters where the amount of money or property in dispute is less than $100,000.

The Local Court also has a small claims division which hears disputes about less than $20,000. Proceedings in the small claims jurisdiction are less formal and the rules of evidence do not apply.

Getting to the Downing Centre Local Court

The Museum Railway Station Liverpool Street entrance is directly opposite the Downing Centre Local Court.

Go To Court Lawyers Sydney has an office on the 17 floor of the Rialto Tower at number 327 Pitt Street, Sydney.

For expert advice and representation, call our Sydney lawyers on 1300 636 846.

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