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Welcome to the Magistrates Court of Western Australia

The Magistrates Court of Western Australia has multiple registries located around the State to deal with:

  • Criminal - offence-based matters; and
  • Civil - claims for debt or damages and non-offence based matters (eg extraordinary drivers licence applications, dividing fences and restraining orders).


News Alert


Self help guide for Magistrates Court criminal trials

Representing yourself at a Magistrates Court criminal trial is a new online self help guide created by Legal Aid WA and the Geraldton Resource Centre. It contains practical information for people representing themselves in a criminal trial in the Magistrates Court, from preparing for trial right through to the court verdict. Go to Criminal Matters for more information and a link to the resource.

Increase in court fees

Please be aware that court fees for Magistrates Court of Western Australia have been increased and come into effect from 1 July 2015. The new fees are available on the fees page.



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