District Court Rules (current)

District Court Rules (applicable to earlier actions)

District Court Rules (current)

Civil Rules

The District Court Civil Rules 2006 apply to actions commenced on or after 4 September 2006




District Court Civil Rules 2006 District Court Civil Rules 2006.docx [446KB] District Court Civil Rules 2006.pdf [1,123KB]
District Court Civil Supplementary Rules 2014 District Court Civil Supplementary Rules 2014.docx [203KB] District Court Civil Supplementary Rules 2014.pdf [502KB]
District Court Civil Supplementary Rules 2014 - Schedule 3 - Approved Forms District Court Civil Supplementary Rules 2014 - Schedule 3 - Approved Forms.docx [341KB] District Court Civil Supplementary Rules 2014 - Schedule 3 - Approved Forms.pdf [1,241KB]


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Fast Track Rules

The Fast Track Rules 2014 apply to actions commenced on or after 1 October 2014

 

 

 

Fast Track Rules 2014 Fast Track Rules 2014.docx [51KB] Fast Track Rules 2014.pdf [100KB]
Fast Track Supplementary Rules 2014 Fast Track Supplementary Rules 2014.docx [55KB] Fast Track Supplementary Rules 2014.pdf [98KB]
Fast Track Supplementary Rules 2014 - Schedule 2 - Approved Forms Fast Track Supplementary Rules 2014 - Schedule 2 - Approved Forms.docx [32KB] Fast Track Supplementary Rules 2014 - Schedule 2 - Approved Forms.pdf [26KB]

 

District Court Fast Track Rules Adoption Rules 2014 District Court Fast Track Rules Adoption Rules 2014.docx [50KB] District Court Fast Track Rules Adoption Rules 2014.pdf [103KB]
District Court Fast Track Supplementary Rules Adoption Rules 2014 District Court Fast Track Supplementary Rules Adoption Rules 2014.docx [51KB] District Court Fast Track Supplementary Rules Adoption Rules 2014.pdf [99KB]

 

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Special Application Rules

The District Court Special Applications Rules 2014 apply to special applications commenced on or after 1 October 2014 and to steps taken or required to be taken or matters occurring on or after that date in proceedings commenced before that date.

 

 

 

District Court Special Applications Rules 2014 District Court Special Applications Rules 2014.docx [54KB] District Court Special Applications Rules 2014.pdf [90KB]
District Court Special Applications Supplementary Rules 2014 District Court Special Applications Supplementary Rules 2014.docx [22KB] District Court Special Applications Supplementary Rules 2014.pdf [11KB]
District Court Special Applications Supplementary Rules 2014 - Schedule - Approved Forms District Court Special Applications Supplementary Rules 2014 - Schedule - Approved Forms.docx [62KB] District Court Special Applications Supplementary Rules 2014 - Schedule - Approved Forms.pdf [210KB]

 

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Criminal Rules

The District Court Criminal Rules 2014 apply to proceedings commenced on or after 1 October 2014 and to steps taken or required to be taken or matters occurring on or after that date in proceedings commenced before that date. 

 

 

 

District Court Criminal Rules 2014 District Court Criminal Rules 2014.docx [96KB] District Court Criminal Rules 2014.pdf [203KB]
District Court Criminal Supplementary Rules 2014 District Court Criminal Supplementary Rules 2014.docx [64KB] District Court Criminal Supplementary Rules 2014.pdf [96KB]
District Court Criminal Supplementary Rules 2014 - Schedule - Approved Forms District Court Criminal Supplementary Rules 2014 - Schedule - Approved Forms.docx [91KB] District Court Criminal Supplementary Rules 2014 - Schedule - Approved Forms.pdf [205KB]

 

Juries Rules 1996 Juries Rules 1996.docx [39KB] Juries Rules 1996.pdf [50KB]
 

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District Court Rules (applicable to earlier actions)

Civil Rules

For civil actions commenced prior to 4 September 2006

 



PART II -  THE CIVIL DIVISION –GENERAL PROCEDURES

 
PART III- THE CIVIL DIVISION- PROCEDURES UNDER SPECIAL ACTS

 

District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 - Parts II & III (Civil Division) Rules of Court - District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 - Parts II and III (Civil Division).docx [483KB] Rules of Court - District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 - Parts II and III (Civil Division).pdf [3,665KB]


Note:  These rules were also part of the District Court Civil  Rules 1992 which were renamed as the District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 as of 4  September 2006 pursuant to the District Court Variation Rules 2006 rule 4 (see also the note to the  District Court Civil Rules 2006 Rule 7)

They comprise Part II- Rules of the Civil Division –General Procedures and Part III- Rules of the Civil Division- Procedures under Special Acts.

They continue to apply to actions commenced before 4 September 2006.

Parts II and III were revoked by the District Court Variation Rules 2006 (effective from 4 September 2006), however,  despite the revocation, those Parts will continue to apply mutatis mutandis for the purposes of any proceeding commenced or continued under Part V or VI of the 1992 rules. 

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Criminal Rules

The District Court Criminal Rules 2013 repeal and replace the District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 Part IV- The Criminal Division.  They apply to proceedings commenced on or after 1 January 2013 and to steps taken or required to be taken or matters occurring on or after that date in proceedings commenced before 1 January 2013. 

 

 

District Court Criminal Rules 2013 District Court Criminal Rules 2013.docx [138KB] District Court Criminal Rules 2013.pdf [294KB]

 

Rules of general application, criminal division and criminal injuries division

 




PARTS I,IV and V

Note:  The rules set out below were part of the District Court Rules 1992, which were renamed as the District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 as of 4  September 2006 pursuant to the District Court Variation Rules 2006 rule 4 (see also the note to the  District Court Civil Rules 2006 Rule 7)

District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 - Part I (Rules of General Application) Rules of Court - District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 - Part 1 (Rules of General Application).docx [31KB] Rules of Court - District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 - Part 1 (Rules of General Application).pdf [315KB]
District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 - Part IV (Criminal Division) District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 - PART IV (Criminal Division).docx [106KB] District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 - PART IV (Criminal Division).pdf [214KB]
District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 - Part V (Criminal Injuries Division) Rules of Court - District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 - Part V (Criminal Injuries Division).docx [38KB] Rules of Court - District Court (Criminal and Miscellaneous) Rules 1992 - Part V (Criminal Injuries Division).pdf [454KB]


Note: Part V is revoked by Amendment No. 9, however, despite the revocation, this part will continue for the purpose of completing proceedings commenced in the Criminal Injuries Division of the Court prior to 1 July 2010.

Criminal Practice Directions 2007 Joint Criminal Practice Directions 2007.docx [57KB] Joint Criminal Practice Directions 2007.pdf [273KB]

 

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The above compilations provide access to all Rules, Forms, Practice Directions and Fees for the various courts. The Rules of Court have been prepared by Courts staff but DO NOT constitute an official publication of the Rules. For an official version, reference should be made to the Rules and subsequent amendments as gazetted.

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