The Civil Registry receives and processes all documents lodged in the civil jurisdiction of the court and is the first point of reference for enquiries from the public and the legal profession. The registry also receives and processes appeals to the Full Court and single judge appeals. It also has responsibility for the management of the court's records and the listing and case management functions for the court's civil and appellate juridsictions.
The Criminal Registry receives and processes documents lodged by the Director of Public Prosecutions which initiate criminal proceedings, lists criminal trials andother hearings, receives and processes applications for leave to appeal and prepares appeal documentation for use by the Court of Criminal Appeal as well as receiving and processing applications to review decisions from the Magistrates Court and State Tribunals.
The Probate Registry deals with applications for grants of probate or administration and other related matters. It is responsible for determining, on application for a grant of representation, what document or documents constitute the last will of the deceased and/or who is entitled to be the personal representative of the deceased. When these determinations have been made, a grant is issued to the estate of the deceased person.
The Court maintains Registries in Launceston and Burnie to deal with civil and criminal matters.
Maps showing locations of the Supreme Court buildings in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie can be seen on the Contacts page.