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What happens to the Courts over Christmas?


** Updated dates for 2017/2018 **

Everything is wrapping up for Christmas, you may even be on holidays now! However, have you ever wondered what happens to the Courts over Christmas?

Just like many other businesses and organisations, the Courts' operating hours change over the Christmas period. For details in your state, check out the information below.

Queensland Courts

Supreme Court: 25 December 2017 to 5 January 2018

District Court: 25 December 2017 to 5 January 2018

Magistrates Court: 26 December 2017 to 5 January 2018

For further information, see the Queensland Court website.

New South Wales Courts

Supreme Court: 18 December 2017 - 26 January 2018

District Court: 15 December 2017 - 27 January 2018

Local Court:  20 December 2017 - 27 January 2018

For more information, visit the New South Wales Courts website.

Victoria Courts

Supreme Court: 15 December 2017 -  29 January 2018

For more information, visit the Victorian Courts website.

Western Australia Courts

Supreme Court: 25 December 2017 to 9 January 2018

District Court: Summer break commences 22nd December 2017

For more information, visit the Western Australia Courts website.

Shine Lawyers offices will be closed from 5pm, Friday 22 December 2017 and re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018. Our client contact team will continue to be available on 13 11 99 or you can make an enquiry online here.

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

Written by Shine Lawyers on December 23, 2015. Last modified: September 26, 2018.

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