About the Court


The ACT Supreme Court is a superior court of record enjoying civil, criminal and appellate jurisdiction. Generally the original and appellate jurisdiction of the Court is exercisable by a single judge. Criminal trials may be heard before a judge and jury, or by judge alone at the election of the accused. In civil matters the Court has an unlimited monetary jurisdiction, although claims for less than $250,000 are usually brought in the Magistrates Court. An appeal lies to the Supreme Court from the Magistrates Court, the Childrens Court, and the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal(ACAT) (including the ACT Administrative Appeals Tribunal).

Court Jurisdiction and History

Court Location and Parking

Protocol for the release of data relating to the operations of the ACT Courts

Current Judges and Associate Judge

Former and Current Judges, Associate Judge and Masters

Judicial Speeches

Court Etiquette

Annual Review

Strategic Statement

Strategic Plan to Facilitate Access to the Court for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the ACT