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Wollongong Local Court is a local court servicing the Illawarra region in New South Wales. As a local court, it handles the lowest-level criminal and civil matters. See below for everything you need to know before you or someone you know is due to appear for a hearing at the courthouse.
About Wollongong Local Court House
Wollongong is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. It is the third-largest city in New South Wales, with an estimated population in excess of 300,000. It is located 85 kilometres south of Sydney. Historically, the city has been associated with heavy industrial activity and has been one of Australia’s most important port cities.
Wollongong Local Court is located on the corner of Market and Church Streets. It shares a building with Wollongong District Court. It was built in 1885, and is listed on the Register of the National Estate.
Wollongong Local Court opens at 9 am, with case hearings typically beginning at 9:30 am. The court does not sit on weekends.
Wollongong court house consists of 6 courtrooms. Rooms 1, 2, 5 and 6 are used for Wollongong Local Court matters, while rooms 3 and 4 are used for District Court matters. Audio Visual Link (AVL) facilities are available in rooms 3 and 4, but not the usual Local Court rooms.
What Cases Are Heard in Wollongong Local Court?
Local courts are the lowest-level courts in Australia. They handle the lowest-level criminal offences, known as summary offences.
Wollongong Local Court hears criminal and traffic cases such as:
- Drink driving and traffic offences
- Domestic Violence and AVO cases
- Assault and Resist Police
- Minor Drug-related charges
- Bail applications
As a local court, this court also deals with civil matters dealing with monetary values up to $100,000. It also hears appeals against other local court decisions and against administrative decisions such as licence suspensions.
How to Get to Wollongong Local Court
Wollongong Local Court is in a central location in Wollongong. There is plenty of parking available in the general vicinity. If you are travelling from the Sydney CBD, it will take approximately 1.5 hours to drive there.
The court is a 14-minute walk from the Wollongong train station, which is located on the South Coast Line of the NSW TrainLink network. Trains from Central Station in Sydney run to Wollongong Station approximately every 30 minutes. There are also frequent buses in the area.
Wollongong Local Court List
The Wollongong Local Court list can be easily accessed at the NSW Online Registry website. There, you can search for cases by name, case number, location, date, jurisdiction and more. You can find the date, time and location for cases up to 3 weeks in the future, and 1 week in the past.
LY Lawyers at Wollongong Local Court
At LY Lawyers we are happy to travel to Wollongong to represent you in your criminal or traffic case. We have a great track record in appearing in cases for our clients at Wollongong Local Court.
Contact us for your free initial consultation via phone or come into one of our offices.