The District Court has jurisdiction to try a charge of any offence except treason or murder. Trials are conducted before a judge sitting alone or with a jury. Almost all such matters have been referred to the District Court following a committal process in the Magistrates Court.

The Criminal Registry provides a centralised service serving both Supreme and District Criminal Courts.  It ensures that the criminal listing and caseflow management system is administered efficiently and maximises the use of judicial resources.   It receives and processes Magistrates Court committal files, informations  (the documents lodged by the Director of Public Prosecutions to initiate criminal proceedings), as well as applications for bail, bail variation and review of bail applications for leave to appeal.

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DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL LISTINGS PROCESS CHANGES 
EFFECTIVE FRIDAY 1 APRIL 2016
 

These changes apply only to the District Court in metropolitan Adelaide.

District Court Criminal Listings Process District Court Criminal Listings Process.docx [38KB] District Court Criminal Listings Process Timeline.pdf [251KB]
District Court Criminal Listings Process Timeline District Court Criminal Listings Process Timeline.docx [20KB]
District Court Criminal Listings Process Timeline (flowchart) District Court Criminal Listings Process Timeline.pdf [201KB]
Quick Reference Guide to District Court's Criminal Listings Process Quick Reference Guide to District Court's Criminal Listings Process.docx [36KB]
 

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Contact Us

For further information, contact the Criminal Registry at the District Court:
 
p: +61 8 8204 0289
f: +61 8 8124 4642
ccrcs@courts.sa.gov.au
 
Location:
Lower ground floor
Sir Samuel Way Building
241- 259 Victoria Square
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
 
Postal Address:
The Registrar
District Civil Court
PO Box 2465
Adelaide, South Australia, 5001

Opening Hours

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