Welcome to the Northern Territory Local Court
The Local Court of the Northern Territory is established by the Local Court Act 2016. The Local Court is the first level of the Northern Territory's two tier court system and in the great majority of cases is the first point of contact that members of the public have with the judicial system. The Court handles the greatest proportion of cases in the Northern Territory, dealing with both criminal and civil cases.
Due to extensive flooding, water damage and evacuations, the following Local Court sittings have been cancelled.
The Northern Territory Local Court and the Northern Territory Law Society have developed a protocol for delayed judgments.
The Local Court will now be facilitating in-chambers orders for adjournments by consent for matters listed in the Preliminary Examination Mention List.