​The Supreme Court is the superior court of the State exercising original and appellate jurisdiction. The Court is located on the corner of Gouger and King William Streets, Adelaide. The Supreme Court buildings house judges' chambers, the Supreme Court Library, the Probate Registry, and various civil court rooms. However, as there are no holding cells in these buildings, most criminal cases are now held in the Sir Samuel Way Building.

Transport information


There is a taxi rank in front of the Sir Samuel Way Building on the south west corner of Victoria Square.


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 five 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 accessible via the Library Building from Gouger Street
Entrance to the Sir Samuel Way building is via Victoria Square with lift transport to the Ground Floor.

Accessible toilets are located on the ground level at the entrance of the Library Building/Court 12 and at ground level at the entrance off King William Street

An accessible water fountain is located on the ground level between Court 11 and 3

The Probate Registry offers conference room facilities which are located adjacent to its public counter for registry clients who may find the public counter too high to use. Please contact the Supreme Court Registry (+61 8 8204 0496 or email supreme.registry@courts.sa.gov.au) to reserve the use of the conference room prior to attending.

Many of the courtrooms are not accessible in the original building as it is quite old and heritage listed.  However, some courtrooms in the newer building are accessible for people in wheelchairs. If you are a party to an action please notify the Supreme Court Registry (8204 0496 or email supreme.registry@courts.sa.gov.au) before you attend and the registry will endeavour to make the appropriate arrangements.

If you wish to observe an action please notify the Supreme Court Registry (8204 0496 or email supreme.registry@courts.sa.gov.au) and the Court will do its best to assist in this regard.


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

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Contact Us

Any admission, Board of Examiners or practising certificate enquiries should be referred to The Law Society of South Australia
p: +61 8 8229 0200
Supreme Court of South Australia Registrar's Office
Postal address:
1 Gouger Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
p: +61 8 8204 0289
f: +61 8 8115 1357
Supreme Court Civil and Criminal Registry
Postal address:
Lower Ground Floor
Sir Samuel Way Building
241- 259 Victoria Square
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
Civil Enquiries:
p: + 61 8 8204 0289
f: +61 8 8115 1357
Criminal enquiries:
p: +61 8 8204 0289
f: +61 8 8124 4642

Opening Hours

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