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Courts and Tribunals Tasmania


Services & Facilities

Our mission is to serve the community by providing access to an accountable independent and impartial system of justice administered according to law.

At each of the four permanent Court Registries it is possible to apply to access digital recordings of proceedings, audio and video conferencing, interpreters, justices of the peace and information on legal advice services.  Some services attract a statutory fee or service charges.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Wheelchair access is available at all Court Registries and hearing assistance is available at the Hobart and Devonport Registries.  Public toilets are available at all registries and baby change facilities are available in Hobart and Launceston.

Confectionary and drink vending machines are available in all locations.

The Courts do not provide parking or child care facilities.

Staff will do their best to assist with your enquiries, however there is a limit to what we can say or do.

Some of these things are:

We can

  • provide you with the telephone number of the Law Society of Tasmania
  • explain and answer questions about how the court works
  • give you general information about Court rules, practice and procedure
  • provide Court schedules and information on how to get a case listed
  • give you information from your Court file
  • give you samples of Court forms that are available
  • usually answer questions about Court deadlines and how to work them out

We can't

  • tell you whether or not you should bring your case to court
  • tell you what words to use in your Court papers. However, we can check your papers for compliance, e.g. signatures, correct Court location, correct case number
  • tell you what to say in Court
  • give you an opinion about what will happen if you bring your case to Court
  • talk to the Magistrate for you
  • make private appointments to speak to a Magistrate about your case 
  • change an order made or signed by a Magistrate without approval of a Magistrate

See our Legal advice page for more information.