Court visits

Schools must contact the Magistrates' Court they would like to visit, emailing the below details:

  • date of visit
  • time of arrival (not before 10:30am)
  • name of the school
  • year level of students
  • number of students (maximum per group 25)
  • contact name of school staff member
  • contact phone number
  • contact email address.

You will receive an email from the Magistrates' Court you are requesting to visit once you have provided the required information above. 

Behaviour

Visitors are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and respectful manner at all times. 

Observing students should leave adequate seating for parties to the proceedings and for other members of the public.

Court staff have the right to ask anyone to leave the premises if they are not following expected behaviours.  

When entering and exiting a courtroom, it is customary to:

  • pause briefly at the door and bow your head toward the Coat of Arms located behind the magistrate
  • stand up from your seat when the magistrate enters and exits the courtroom. 

The following are not permitted in the courtroom:

Clothing

School students are encouraged to wear their school uniform on the day of their court visit. 

If students aren’t in school uniform, they must dress appropriately and are discouraged from wearing:  

  • thongs
  • caps 
  • singlets.