The Sheriff is a statutory officer appointed pursuant to the Sheriff's Act on the recommendation of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Sheriff’s Office was first established by the Supreme Court Act 1837, which provided that the Court should have Ministerial and other officers as might be necessary for the administration of justice in the Court and for the execution of judgments and other orders. These functions have expanded to include the following:


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For further information, contact the Sheriff’s Office:
General Enquiries
p: +61 8 8204 0154
p: +61 8 8204 0155
f: +61 8 8204 0162
Financial Enquiries
p: +61 8 8204 0153
Jury Manager
p: +61 8  8204 0156
Sheriff’s Office
Sir Samuel Way Building
Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Postal Address
GPO Box 798
Adelaide SA 5001

Opening Hours

9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday – Friday
Excluding public holidays ​