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Court listings over 2020/2021 holiday period

28 October 2020

A quick look at what types of matters will be heard at the Local Court locations in the NT during the Christmas/New Year period.

Aboriginal art comes to life in new court uniforms

11 September 2020

Aboriginal designs depicting women sitting in sandhills have been incorporated into the new Local Court staff uniform.

Improved new procedures to remain despite relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions

7 August 2020

While there has been a relaxation of some restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 situation the Local Court will be retaining a number of improvements to Local Court procedures.

Easing of courts and tribunals COVID-19 restrictions

15 May 2020

There have been a number of changes to court process during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read further to learn about the timeline to reintroducing core court functions.

Tennant Creek Local Court COVID-19 procedures

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions a number of procedures applying to court users in Tennant Creek have been put in place.

Local Court hearings to be vacated to help tackle spread of COVID-19

The NT Local Court is taking measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and will delay many criminal hearings scheduled to take place until June 2020.
Non-custodial hearings will be vacated and listed for Case Management Inquiry (CMI).

Listen in Aboriginal languages to changes in court procedures due to COVID-19

NT Local Court has undergone changes to some procedures in light of COVID-19.
Explanations of these changes are increasingly being translated into various Aboriginal languages and many can now be played on this website or downloaded by interested parties.

Courts and Tribunals COVID-19 response

All NT Courts have placed signage at entrances encouraging people not to enter, and make alternative arrangements if they meet any of the widely acknowledged screening criteria.
The Courts will be acting in accordance with advice from Government health authorities to ensure consistency among public institutions to avoid confusion and unnecessary disruption.
Different courts have been taking different measures, depending on the specialist needs separate areas may have.
UPDATE May 13,2020: NT Courts have begun easing some restrictions.

Change front counter access in response to concerns about COVID-19

NT Courts and Tribunals are moving to help protect the safety and well-being of the public and staff in response to concerns about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
To assist with these efforts physical access to the Local Court registries will only be by appointment until further notice.

New measures to reduce impact of Covid-19 virus

MARCH 18: A meeting of Judges, lawyers and others who regularly use the NT Local Court has determined to take measures to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 virus.
All initiatives involved steps to reduce the movement of people around the NT who are involved with court matters.

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