Local Court

Practice and procedure 

This section contains useful resources for cases in the New South Wales Local Court.

See also quick links to commonly used information and resources:

Professional costs

Professional costs that apply to civil proceedings in the Local Court are located on

Schedule 1 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Regulation 2015.

Costs in criminal cases

A claim may be made in certain circumstances where a defendant in criminal proceedings is acquitted or discharged. More information and the forms are available from Justice Legal, Department of Justice.

If you're representing yourself

If you're representing yourself, you can find additional information in our page Representing yourself in court.

Plus, you can find out more about what happens in court in the section What to expect in court.

If you need legal advice or information you can find links and numbers in Where to get legal advice or information.



File forms online:

New South Wales Supreme, District and Local Courts.
Online Registry



The information on this site is a guide only and is not legal advice - see disclaimer.