How do I know when my hearing is?

When you were charged with an offence, the police should have given you some paperwork and your court hearing will be on that paperwork. At your hearing the matter may be adjourned for another date. If this happens, a sheriff’s officer will give you a piece of paper with the details of your next hearing.
 
If you can’t find that paperwork, you can call the Registry on (08) 8204 0331 and provide your name and date of birth and a court officer will tell you when your next court date is.
 
The Registry can also provide the date and time of the next hearing to immediate family members.

Will I get a lawyer?

Contact the Legal Services Commission Youth Legal Service for support.  Alternatively, you can seek your own legal representation.
 
There are also other support services that operate at the Youth Court. To read more about these services, click on the ‘Support Services’ tab on the left hand side of this page.

What if I don’t turn up at Court?

If you are on bail and don’t turn up to your hearing, the Court may issue a warrant for your arrest. If you know that you are unable to attend your hearing, you should contact your lawyer as soon as possible. If you are unable to attend Court due to illness, you will need to provide a medical certificate to the Court as soon as possible and you should advise the Court in advance.

How do I find out what happened in Court?

You can contact your lawyer or the Youth Court Registry directly. If you would like something in writing, you will need to come into the Registry and ask for a certificate of record.

How do I change my bail?

You will need to fill out an Application to Vary Bail form and lodge it at the Registry. The Registry will find a hearing date and time and you will need to attend at the Court hearing. If your bail is varied, you will need to sign the new bail agreement in the presence of a justice of the peace before leaving Court.

Contact Us

For further information, contact the Youth Court Registry:
 
p: +61 8 8204 0331
f: +61 8 8204 0333
youthcourt@courts.sa.gov.au
 
Location:
75 Wright Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
 
Postal Address:
75 Wright Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

Contact Us

For further information, contact the Conferencing Unit:
 
Family Conference Enquires
p: +61 8 8204 0594
f: +61 8 8204 0513
familyconference@courts.sa.gov.au
 
Family Group Conference Enquires
p: +61 8 8204 0594
f: +61 8 8204 0591
careandprotection@courts.sa.gov.au
 
Location:
75 Wright Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
 
Postal Address:
Attn: Conferencing Unit
75 Wright Street
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
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