20 July 2021

Arrangements for Youth Court from 21 July 2021

The Adelaide Youth Court will operate with a skeleton staff for the purpose of hearing urgent matters only. Urgent matters are restricted to the following:

Criminal Jurisdiction

  • Matters remanding youths in custody and listed for hearing during the seven day lockdown, will be remanded for a period of 14 days;
  • All overnight arrests will be heard by a Judicial Officer in the General list at 11.30am. All matters will be heard via AVL;
  • All Intervention order matters will be heard;
  • All other matters listed during the period of the lockdown will be re-listed in the next 4-5 weeks to a date and time to be advised.

Care and Protection Jurisdiction

  • All Re-unification matters will be adjourned to a date and time to be advised;
  • All urgent removals will be heard within the five days from the date of removal;
  • All first return matters listed between during the lockdown period will be heard at a date and time to be advised;
  • Matters with orders due to expire during the lockdown period will be heard.

 All hearings at the Youth Court for both jurisdictions will be heard via AVL, Webex or phone link.

Contact details for Criminal matters

p: (08) 82040330
e: youthcourt@courts.sa.gov.au
Care and Protection: careandprotectionyouthcourt@courts.sa.gov.au