When a person has been injured as a result of a crime committed against them, they are entitled to apply for damages under the Victims of Crime Act 2001.  All applications for compensation under the Victims of Crime Act 2001 are brought in the District Court. Final determination is made by a judge or master.

District Court Masters hold directions hearings in the early stages of proceedings and most matters are settled before going to trial. Matters which do proceed to trial before a judge are listed within three months of a pre-trial conference being held.


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For further information, contact the Criminal Registry at the District Court:
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
District Civil Court
GPO Box 2465
Adelaide, South Australia, 5001

Opening Hours

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