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Community Court in the Northern Territory

7 February 2024

A new sentencing option is now available upon application for Aboriginal offenders who have pleaded guilty to offending in the Local Court and Youth Court.

Update for end-of-year arrangements for Katherine Court

20 December 2023

From 18 December to 22 December 2023 a Judge will be sitting in Katherine to hear any new in custody matters and urgent applications

Changes to Alice Springs listing practices

27 November 2023

Arrangements for the NT Local Court listing practices in Alice Springs and Southern Circuit Courts following the limitation of legal aid services.

Local Court end-of-year arrangements

7 November 2023

Important information for legal practitioners, police, corrections and other court users regarding plans during the end-of-year reduction in service.

Tennant Creek bushfire update

15 September 2023

It will be business as usual at the Tennant Creek Local Court, after the bushfire situation near the town eased.

Cancellation of Katherine circuit courts due to flooding

2 March 2023

Due to extensive flooding, water damage and evacuations, the following Local Court sittings have been cancelled.

Delayed Judgments Protocol

2 March 2023

The Northern Territory Local Court and the Northern Territory Law Society have developed a protocol for delayed judgments.

Adjournments by Consent in the Preliminary Examination Mention Lists

10 February 2023

The Local Court will now be facilitating in-chambers orders for adjournments by consent for matters listed in the Preliminary Examination Mention List.

Information about public holiday on Thursday, 22 Sept

14 September 2022

Details for court users, legal practitioners, police, corrections and others regarding the public holiday for the National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty the Queen.

Court sitting at Milikapiti

28 June 2022

The Local Court will resume sitting at Milikapiti on 21 July and 20 October 2022.