In keeping with the principle of open justice, the Courts Administration Authority welcomes visits by school groups to view courts in action.

Information for teachers

School groups wishing to see a live court can observe proceedings at the Adelaide Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court. 

Access to courtrooms may be limited and will depend on the number of appropriate matters being heard on the day, public gallery seating availability, and the approval of judicial officers.

To avoid disappointment and provide the best opportunity for your students to view court proceedings, it is recommended that:

  • An online booking is made via the School Visit Booking System as priority access to courtrooms is given to schools that have made a booking.
  • Groups of up to 30 students participate in a school visit.  Students may need to be split into smaller groups to observe some of the smaller courtrooms.

Teachers are required to conduct self-guided visits for their students. Information on how to conduct your visit is available in the Self-Guided School Visit Instructions.

As the content of some matters can be confronting and distressing, it is recommended that students below Year 6 do not view a court in session.

Please use the links provided to :
• Book a suitable time:  Book a School Visit
• Review the Self-Guided School Visit Instructions 
• Select and print relevant resources from the Information Pack

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