NSW Courts

(Last updated 8 September 2020, 3:05pm)

Supreme Court of NSW

(For up-to-date information see generally ​Temporary changes to registry services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the Supreme Court Announcements)

Updated Protocol – Court Operations – COVID-19 – 9 June 2020

Protocol – Court Operations – COVID-19 – 21 May 2020

Media Release: NSW Supreme Court moves towards resuming face-to-face hearings – 20 May 2020

Updated Virtual Courtroom Practitioner’s Fact Sheet – 30 April 2020

Arraignments List – Procedural Directions – 15 April 2020

Microsoft Teams Virtual Hearing Practitioner’s Fact Sheet – 15 April 2020

Court of Appeal additional requirements for the filing of Appeal Books and White Folders – 31 March 2020

Guidelines for Equity Duty List matters – 27 March 2020

Guidelines for Common Law Duty List matters – 25 March 2020

Changes to procedures relating to the Commercial List, Technology & Construction List and Commercial Arbitration List – 24 March 2020

Court of Appeal Authorities – New procedure – 24 March 2020

COVID-19: ​Changes to Court Operations – 23 March 2020

Corporations List: Revised hearing arrangements – Urgent applications, Motions and Directions – 23 March 2020

Virtual Courtroom Practitioner’s Fact Sheet – 18 March 2020

Family Provision List Guidelines – Coronavirus – 17 March 2020

Real Property List Notice – 13 March 2020

Land and Environment Court of NSW

COVID-19 Pandemic Arrangements Policy – 8 July 2020

Delegation to Registrars under section 13 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 – 7 May 2020

Protocol for the Issuing of Class 5 Proceedings – 3 April 2020

Telephone and Audio Visual Link Conferencing Protocol – Undated

COVID-19 Pandemic Arrangements Policy – 19 March 2020 [replaced by COVID-19 Pandemic Arrangements Policy]

District Court of NSW

(For up-to-date information see generally Important information about the District Court and COVID-19 (coronavirus))

District Court COVID-19 Jury Trials – Empanelment Guidance for Practitioners – 26 May 2020

District Court COVID-19 Jury trials General Protocol – 26 May 2020

Personal Appearances in the District Court from 1 June 2020 – 18 May 2020

Direction from the Chief Judge regarding criminal sittings in January 2021 – 12 May 2020

Announcement regarding jury trials in the District Court – 11 May 2020

Satisfactory arrangements for a Defendant to appear remotely – 24 April 2020

Update on Interim Protocol for Civil Jurisdiction at the Sydney District Court – 21 April 2020

Jury Trials – 20 April 2020

District Court Criminal Practice Note 18 (revises and consolidates District Court Criminal Practice Notes 1, 9 and 12) – 3 April 2020

District Court Criminal Practice Note 19 (revises and consolidates District Court Criminal Practice Notes 14 and 17) – 3 April 2020

Practice Note DC (Civil) No. 1 – Case Management in the General List – 3 April 2020

Virtual Court Media User Guide – 3 April 2020

Application to vary bail – 1 April 2020

Update on contact details for bail variations – 1 April 2020

Suspension of District Court criminal proceedings – 30 March 2020

Virtual Court Practitioner User Guide – 26 March 2020

Procedural Changes in the District Court- Covid-19 – 25 March 2020

Covid-19 update on the District Court’s Operations – 23 March 2020

A joint announcement of the Supreme Court of NSW and the District Court of NSW – 15 March 2020

Local Court of NSW

(For up-to-date information see generally COVID-19 (coronavirus))

Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No. 14) – Covid-19 arrangements

Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No. 13) – Covid-19 arrangements – 1 July 2020 [replaces all previously issued COVID-19 memoranda (1-12)]

Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No. 12) – COVID-19 arrangements for re-listing of non-custody defended hearings – 5 June 2020

Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No. 11) – COVID-19 – Listing of Defended Hearings with Persons in Custody– 22 May 2020

Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No.10) – COVID-19 – Preliminary Arrangements for Return to Normal Sitting Arrangements – 7 May 2020 (to be read in conjunction with Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No.9) – Updated and Consolidated Listing Adjustments during Covid-19 Pandemic)

Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No.9) – Updated and Consolidated Listing Adjustments during Covid-19 Pandemic – Reissued 9 April 2020 (incorporating the following: Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No. 2) – Arrangements by the Local Court of NSW regarding court proceedings during the pandemic declaration period (dated 16 March 2020); Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No. 6) – Listing Adjustments during COVID-19 Pandemic (dated 24 March); Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum – Addendum to operational arrangements during COVID-19 pandemic (No.6) (dated 26 March 2020); Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No.8) – COVID-19 Arrangements: Reviews of bail (dated 2 April))

Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No.4) – Further Clarification of Local Court Arrangements for EAGP Matters during Pandemic Period – Reissued 9 April 2020 (incorporating Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No.6) – Listing Arrangements During the COVID-19 Pandemic (dated 24 March 2020))

Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No.7) – Management of Domestic and Personal Violence Proceedings During Pandemic Period – 31 March 2020

Table of arrangements for fresh custodies and bail review applications under the Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum issued 24 March 2020 – 30 March 2020

Downing Centre Civil Listing Arrangements During the COVID-19 Pandemic – 27 March 2020

Chief Magistrates Memorandum – Addendum to Operational Arrangements During COVID-19 Pandemic (No 6) – 26 March 2020 (Superseded, and no longer available – now incorporated into Chief Magistrate’s Memorandum (No.9) – Updated and Consolidated Listing Adjustments during Covid-19 Pandemic)

Listing Adjustments During COVID-19 Pandemic (No 5) – 24 March 2020 (No longer available)