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Practice directions are procedural guidelines provided by the Chief Judge of the Local Court, to assist in the case management and function of the Court. Practice Directions are to complement and expand on existing legislation, rules and regulations, they do not replace them.

 

 

 

Practice Directions of General Application to the Local Court

Form of address
Access to exhibits by Non Parties
Transcript Applications
Audio and Video Evidence
Child in Need of Protection - Restriction on Publication of Children's Names - Procedure to be Adopted
Application for Treatment Order or Order in Connection with Treatment Order

Local Court Criminal Jurisdiction

Access to Reports

Access to Criminal Files
Applications in respect of Breaches, Reviews or Variations of Court Orders
Application of Part IV Division 2A of the Justice Legislation Amendment (Summary Procedure) Act 2015 to Summary Procedure
Call-Over Procedure
Offender Reporting and Registration - Applications for interim orders
Pre-sentence reports and other reports
Persons in the custody of the court
Prisoners at risk
Preliminary Examination Procedures
Procedure upon completion of preliminary examination
Re-listing of matters before the Northern Territory Magistrates Courts 
Summary Proceedings in the Court of Summary Jurisdiction
Transmission of charge of summary offence
Video-Link Mentions between Darwin Correctional Centre and Don Dale Detention Centre and Courts

Local Court Civil Jurisdiction

General

Access to files
Access to exhibits by Non Parties
Address for Service
De Facto Relationship Act Applications
Section 102AA Motor Vehicles Act - Application of Local Court for application for Driving Licence - Applications
Stay of Execution Applications
Case Flow Management
Ceasing to Act
Construction Industry Long Service Leave and Benefits Act - Procedure
Criminal Property Forfeiture Act - Procedure
Evidence by Video Conferencing Facilities
Ex Tempore and oral decisions
Interlocutory applications
Proceeds of Crime Act
Sealing of documents
Signature stamps

Domestic Violence Matters

Access to Magistrates Court files (Domestic Violence)
Domestic and Family Violence Act: Approved Forms
Reviews of Police Domestic Violence Orders and Applications to Vary or Revoke Police orders

Youth Justice Court

Access to criminal files
Access to reports
Applications in respect of Breaches, Reviews or Variations of Court Orders
Child in Need of Protection - Restriction on Publication of Children's Names - Procedure to be Adopted
Family Responsibility Orders
Persons in custody of the court
Pre-sentence reports and other reports
Preliminary Examination Procedures
Referrals for Pre-sentence Reports
Re-listing of matters before the Northern Territory Magistrates Courts - word

Video-Link Mentions between Darwin Correctional Centre and Don Dale Detention Centre and Courts
Youth Justice Court Proceedings
Applications for reconsideration and review

Family Matters Court

Care and Protections of Children Act

Work Health

Access to files
Case flow management
Ex Tempore and Oral Decisions
Interlocutory applications
Listing and Adjournments
Powers of Judicial Registrars
Return of Exhibits