ACT Courts and Tribunal end of year sitting dates and shutdown details

The Registry of the ACT Law Courts

The ACT Courts Registry will be closed from 12:00 pm on Friday 24 December 2021 and will re-open at 9:00 am on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Duty Court for Criminal Matters

Duty Court will be accessible via the Childrens Court entrance (located to the left of the main Court entrance when facing the building).

Payment of fines

Fines cannot be paid when the registry is closed. Fines may be paid when the registry re-opens.

Emergency Family Violence Protection Orders

You may apply for an emergency Family Violence Protection Order by contacting the Australian Federal Police on 131444 or attending City Police Station, London Circuit Canberra City.

The following agencies provide support for these matters:

Domestic Violence Crisis Service (02) 6280 0900
Legal Aid ACT (02) 6243 3411

Emergency Court Proceedings

You may request the Court Registry to be opened during the shutdown period by telephoning (02) 62071203 and paying the applicable fees outlined in the Magistrates Court Fees or Supreme Court Fees pages .

ACT Supreme Court

ACT Magistrates Court