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The District Court judiciary

  • Leadership of the District Court

    The Chief District Court Judge, together with the Principal Family Court Judge and Principal Youth Court Judge, oversees the operation of the District Court. The…

  • The Judges

    There are 173 District Court Judges, not including the Chief District Court Judge, the Principal Family Court Judge, and the Principal Youth Court Judge.*  District…

  • Other Judicial Officers

    In addition to judges, other judicial officers have jurisdiction to hear cases in the District Court. These include Community Magistrates, Justices of the Peace and…

  • Judicial appointments

    District Court Judges are appointed by the Governor-General, acting on the advice of the Attorney-General. The Attorney-General may consider the advice of the Chief Judge…