The old Darwin Courthouse
Darwin Courthouse and Police Station (former) 1884, Darwin, NT
The Strathalbyn Courthouse, 1 Rankine Street, Strathalbyn SA
Armidale Courthouse 1859, Armidale, New South Wales
The Armidale Courthouse and Sherriffs Office at 143-145 Beardy Street, Armidale, in the Northern Tablelands was an operating Local Court of New South Wales until 2014. See a location map below. More
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The former Beechworth Courthouse was built in 1852 and ceased operating as a courthouse in 1989. It is now open to the public on a daily basis. Local history records that Ned Kelly, his mother and other bushrangers appeared in the courtroom of the Beechworth Courthouse. More
Please note: if you have landed here looking for contact information of the Cairns Magistrates, Districts and Supreme Courts please click here.
The former Cairns Courthouse 1922 – 1992
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Please note: if you have landed here looking to contact the Court click here to go to the Murrurundi Local Court contact information.
Murrurundi Courthouse, Murrurundi, New South Wales
Murrurundi is a rural town on the banks of the Pages River, located in the upper Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. The town is surrounded by the Liverpool Ranges, in which various bushrangers roamed in the 1840s. Ben Hall, one of the most well known bushrangers, spent some of his early years in the Murrurundi district. More
Manly Courthouse is an operating local court. If you are looking to contact the Court, the Manly Courthouse contact information may be found by clicking here.
Manly Courthouse 1909 – “Manly can now boast a courthouse”
A courthouse at Manly was first constructed soon after Federation and opened in 1909. Present at the ‘formal opening’1 were the Solicitor-General, Magistrates, Mayor and Aldermen. It was reported that:
“Manly can now boast a courthouse, the building having been formally opened yesterday morning. It is situated on the Sydney-road, just at the foot of the hill, and is built on the site of portion of the famous old Ivanhoe Hotel.”1
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Please note: if you have landed here looking to contact the Court please see the Glen Innes Court House contact details here.
Glen Innes Courthouse 1873, Grey Street, Glen Innes NSW
The Glen Innes Courthouse is still operational as a local court in New South Wales.
The present building bears the date 1873. As with many other early colonial buildings it was designed by the architect James Barnet and constructed using local basalt stone and granite.
The Water Police Court in Phillip Street Sydney ceased operating as a court in 1979. See location map below. The former courthouse is now the Justice and Police Museum. The sandstone building was designed by Edmund Blacket, and subsequently Alexander Dawson and James Barnett. It was completed in 1855.
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Norwood Courthouse (former), 38 Osmond Terrace, Norwood, Adelaide, SA.
Please note: if you have landed here looking to contact the Court please see the Court Sitting Locations of the SA Courts Administration Authority here for information.
Clare Courthouse c1878, South Australia
The Clare Courthouse building was constructed in 1878 and occupied in 1880. It has been in continuous use since that time although there have renovations and additions.
Please note, if you have landed here looking for the contact details of the Holbrook Local Court, please go to the NSW Department of Justice – Holbrook Court House here.
The Holbrook Courthouse building today has had various predecessors, the first in 1872. The Court facilities, as a place for the administration of justice has also had different functions from being a Mining Warden’s Court to a Court of Petty Sessions to a Local Court.
Holbrook is a country town south west of Sydney on the Hume Highway, see location map below. Holbrook was known as Germanton in 1858, and other names before that: see the Holbrook website. In 1914 it was changed to Holbrook, in honour of the daring feats of Commander Norman Holbrook VC during WW1. More
Please note: if you have landed here looking to contact the Port Augusta Magistrates Court please see their contact details here.
Port Augusta Courthouse 1884, South Australia
Port Augusta had a resident Magistrate as early as 1856, (South Australian Register, 1856). In 1858 estimates were made for a courthouse and custom’s house, (The South Australian Register, 1858), drawings for a courthouse were eventually done and advertised eight years later, (South Australian Weekly Chronicle, 7 July 1866). More
Willunga Courthouse and Police Museum, c1855, Willunga, South Australia.
The Willunga Courthouse nestles in picturesque setting in the almond blossom and wine region of Willunga, see location map below.
In 1854 the Willunga magistrate requested the authorities for improvements to be made to the facilities being used for court proceedings. He felt that in using the local Bush Inn “… it was impossible to maintain the degree of order and decorum required in a court of justice…” More