ACT Courts and Tribunal end of year sitting dates and shutdown details

The Registry of the ACT Law Courts

The Registry of the ACT Law Courts will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday, 24 December 2020 and will re-open at 9:00 am on Monday, 4 January 2021.

Duty Court for Criminal Matters

Duty Court will be accessible via the Childrens Court entrance (located to the left of the main Law Courts entrance when facing the building).

Payment of fines

Fines cannot be paid when the registry is closed. Fines may be paid when the registry re-opens on Monday, 4 January 2021.

Emergency Family Violence Protection Orders

You may apply for an emergency Family Violence Protection Order by contacting the Australian Federal Police on 131444 or attending City Police Station, London Circuit Canberra City.

The following agencies provide support for these matters:

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (02) 6280 0900
Legal Aid ACT (02) 6243 3411

Emergency Court Proceedings

Legal Practitioners may request the Registry to be opened during the shutdown period by telephoning (02) 6207 1203 and paying the applicable fees outlined in the Fee Determination available from the ACT Courts’ websites www.courts.act.gov.au .

ACT Supreme Court

ACT Magistrates Court