The Sir Samuel Way Building is located on the corner of Victoria Square and Gouger Street, Adelaide and provides access to the following court services:

  • District Court Criminal and Civil Registry
  • Supreme Court Criminal and Civil Registry
  • Environment Resources & Development Court Registry
  • Court of Criminal Appeal Registry
  • Sheriff’s Office including Jury room
  • Court Transcription Services
  • Media and Communications
  • JP services

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.


Limited on-street parking is available on Gouger Street. 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 Victoria Square with lift transport to the Ground Floor.

Public toilets are located on the following floors:

  • Level 1 – Adjacent to Court 1
  • Level 3 – Opposite the lifts
  • Level 5 – Opposite the lifts

Accessible toilets are located on level 1 opposite the lifts.

An accessible water fountain is located on level 1 opposite the lifts.

There are two interview rooms on levels 3 and 5 of the building, which you and your lawyer can use to speak in private. You will need someone from the Sheriff’s Office (Ground Level) to unlock the room for you.


There are a number of cafes and restaurants on Gouger Street and in the Central Market complex.

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Contact Us

For further information:
Civil Enquiries:
p: +61 8 8204 0289
f: +61 8 8204 0544
Criminal Enquiries:
p: +61 8 8204 0289
f: +61 8 8124 4642
Lower ground floor
Sir Samuel Way Building
241- 259 Victoria Square
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
Postal Address:
The Registrar
GPO Box 2465
Adelaide, South Australia, 5001

Opening Hours

9:30am to 4:30pm
Monday – Friday
Excluding public holidays