Local Court > Types of cases

Type of cases

The NSW Local Court hears different types of cases, such as:

  • civil cases
  • criminal cases
  • bail applications
  • applications for apprehended violence orders (AVO)
  • some family law cases
  • appeals against decisions of the RMS 
  • annulment applications
Use the navigation bar on the left of the screen for more information about these types of cases.

Confused about legal terms?

The LawAssist online legal dictionary explains common legal terms and phrases, including these definitions:                
  • a civil case is a dispute between individuals, companies, associations or government agencies - for example, disputes about debts, contracts, compensation for injury or damage, wills and employment
  • a criminal case is a case to decide whether a person who has been charged is guilty of a crime

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