The State Courts Administration Council is a statutory authority established on 1 July 1993 by the Courts Administration Act 1993. It is independent of control by executive Government, and is the means by which the State’s Courts are provided with the administrative facilities and services necessary for the proper administration of justice.
The Council comprises the Chief Justice, Chief Judge and Chief Magistrate, and three associate members who are their respective deputies. The Council is aided by an Executive Management Committee, which is led by the State Courts Administrator, who is the Council’s Chief Executive Officer.
The Council, the State Courts Administrator and the other staff of the Council are collectively referred to as the Courts Administration Authority. The State Courts Administrator is the principal officer of the Courts Administration Authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 1991.