The Supreme Court registries is where court documents are lodged, files are managed, cases are listed and enquiries can be made regarding court hearings

Administration and support services

For administrative purposes, the Supreme Court registries are managed by the court registrar and the Director, Higher Court Services.
 
The Supreme Court judicial members are supported by personal assistants, associates and tipstaves. Clerical and administrative support in the registries is provided by Courts Administration Authority clerical officers.
 

Civil registry

The Civil Registry receives and processes all documents lodged in the civil jurisdiction of the court and is the first point of reference for enquires from the public and the legal profession.
The registry also receives and processes appeals to the Full Court and Single Judge Appeals.
 
It also has responsibility for the management of the court's records and the listing and case management functions for the court's civil and appellate jurisdictions.
 
The Civil Registry handles enquiries relating to Registrar's Certificates, Admission Certificates, Full Court Ceremonies and arranges appointments to take the Oaths under the Mutual Recognition Act.
 

Criminal registry

The Criminal Registry's major functions include to receive and process Informations' (documents lodged which initiate criminal proceedings) lodged by the Director of Public Prosecutions; to list criminal trials and other hearings; to receive and process applications for leave to appeal and to prepare appeal documentation for use by the Court of Criminal Appeal; to receive and process applications to review and vary bail decisions made by Magistrates.
 

Probate registry

The Probate Registry is responsible for determining, on application for a grant of representation, what document or documents constitute the last will of the deceased and/or who is entitled to be the personal representative of the deceased. When these determinations have been made, a grant is issued to the estate of the deceased person. There are three types of grants: probate, letters of administration with the will annexed and letters of administration.
 
When necessary a grant will be limited in duration, in respect of property, or to any special purpose. The term "grant" is used to mean whatever type of grant of representation is issued. A grant is the official recognition by the court of the right of the personal representative named in the grant to administer the estate of a deceased person and of the vesting in the personal representative of the title to the deceased’s assets.
 
Probate information and contact details are located in the wills and probate section.

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Forms, Fees and Rules

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
supreme.registry@courts.sa.gov.au
 
Criminal enquiries:
p: +61 8 8204 0289
f: +61 8 8124 4642
criminal.registry@courts.sa.gov.au

Opening Hours

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