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The Department, alongside the judiciary, administers 28 court locations across the State. It is also responsible for managing tribunals and boards, the Sheriff’s Office, including the Fines Enforcement Registry, as well providing services to victims of crime and children engaged in the justice system.

The Court and Tribunal Services division provides: 

  • support services to the judiciary
  • court buildings, accommodation, technology, security and staff support to all courts, tribunals and boards
  • juror management and provision of sufficient jurors to the courts
  • fines enforcement
  • the appointment, registration and training of justices of the peace
  • victim support and child witness services

The Department’s goal is to provide an efficient, accessible court and tribunal system.

There are different levels of courts in Western Australia, with the highest court being the Supreme Court.

All court sittings and tribunal hearings are open to the public, except where laws dictate otherwise. Appropriate interpreter services are provided upon request at no cost to the defendant or witness.

Last updated: 9-Jun-2017

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