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What happens to the Courts over Christmas?

** Updated dates for 2016/2017 **

Everything is wrapping up for Christmas, you may even be on holidays now! However, have you ever wondered if the Courts close at Christmas?

As the Courts move into a summer calendar, only limited sessions and services will run. For details in your state, you can check out the information below.


Queensland Courts

Supreme Court: 26st December 2016 to 6th January 2017

District Court: 26st December 2016 to 6th January 2017

Magistrates Court: 26st December 2016 to 6th January 2017

For further information, see the Queensland Court Calendars.


New South Wales Courts

Supreme Court: 19th December 2016 to 30th January 2017

District Court: 17th December 2016 to 29th January 2017

Local Court:  21st December 2016 – 8th January 2017

Details on individual District and Local Courts can be found on the District Court site.


Victoria Courts

Supreme Court: 17th December 2016 to 29th January 2017

County Court: 24th December 2016 – 9th January 2017

Magistrates Court: 24th December 2016 – 8th January 2017


Western Australia Court

Supreme Court: 25th December 2016 to 9th January 2017

District Court: Summer Recess for the District Courts is on the 26th and 27th December 2016

Magistrates Court: Closed only on public holidays


Shine Lawyers offices will be closed from Monday 26 December 2016 and re-open on Monday 9 January 2017. Our client contact team will continue to be available on 13 11 99 or you can make an enquiry online here.

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We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Written by Shine Lawyers on . Last modified: July 13, 2017.

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