The District Court judiciary

On these pages you will find information about the District Court judiciary.

  • Leadership of the District Court

    The Chief District Court Judge, together with the Principal Family Court Judge and Principal Youth Court Judge, oversees the operation of the District Court. The…

  • The Judges

    There are 182 District Court Judges, not including the Chief District Court Judge, the Principal Family Court Judge, the Principal Youth Court Judge and the…

  • Other Judicial Officers

    In addition to judges, other judicial officers have jurisdiction to hear cases in the District Court. These include Community Magistrates, Justices of the Peace and…

  • Judicial appointments

    District Court Judges are appointed by the Governor-General, acting on the advice of the Attorney-General. The Attorney-General may consider the advice of the Chief Judge…