Adelaide Magistrates Court

The Adelaide Magistrates Court is located on the corner of Angas and King William Streets, Adelaide and provides access to the following courts/services:

  • Magistrates Court, Criminal and Civil
  • Drug Court
  • Diversion Court
  • Mediation Services including Pre-lodgement Mediation 
  • Domestic Violence Court
  • Investigation/Examination Summons Court
  • Minor Civil Direction Hearings

Other services also operating from this building (registry) include:

  • Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) – ground floor, north-east corner
  • Department for Correctional Services – ground floor, north-east corner
  • Victim Support Services – if required, ask at the registry
  • Court Chaplain – Salvation Army
  • Magistrates Court Legal Service – by appointment only through the University's website. For assistance with booking an appointment call the Courts Contact Centre +61 8 8204 2444 or visit the Registry Counter on the 1st floor
  • Legal Services Commission – Information and Civil Advice Service operates Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 1 pm and from 2 pm to 3 pm.
  • Duty Solicitor (Criminal) – Ground floor, south-west corner
  • Aboriginal Justice Officers
  • Justice of the Peace – ground floor
  • Taking payments on behalf of the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit


Transport information


There is a taxi rank in front of the main entrance to the Sir Samuel Way Building.


The Tram station is located in Victoria Square


The Adelaide Railway Station is located on North terrace roughly 15 minutes walk from the courthouse or ten minutes on the tram.


There is limited on-street parking available for up to 3 hours. Undercover parking stations are located between Gouger and Grote Streets and Gouger and Wright Streets

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Local amenities

Entrance to the building is via Angas Street.

Public toilets are available on all floors in the south-west corner.

The court includes a number of facilities for people with disabilities including:

  • An access ramp is located on the eastern side of the front entrance steps to the building
  • Accessible toilets are located on all floors in the south-west corner
  • Controls in lifts are at a suitable height for people in a wheelchair
  • Braille available in all lifts for people with vision impairment
  • Amplification systems are installed in all courtrooms
  • Accessible counters are available
  • Accessible phones available.

There are interview rooms on each floor which can be used by you and your lawyer.

A parents room is available on the 3rd floor in the north-west corner and a baby changing facility is available in each of the accessible toilets.


Cafes and restaurants can be found on Gouger Street and in the Central Market complex approximately 2 minutes away. A number of vending machines can also be found in the alcove under the main stairs on the ground floor.

Court volunteers provide tea, coffee and biscuits for a nominal charge from 9:00am to 12 midday and are located in the atrium on the ground floor.

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Contact Us

For further information, contact the Adelaide Magistrates Court:
p: +61 8 8204 2444 or Freecall 1800 571 191
f: +61 8 8204 0670 - Civil
f: +61 8 8204 0481 - Criminal
260-280 Victoria Square
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
Postal Address:
The Registrar
Adelaide Magistrates Court
PO Box 6115, Halifax Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000