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      Bathurst Local & District Court

      If you need to attend Bathurst Local & District Court contact Astor Legal and see how one of our expert criminal & traffic lawyers can help you.

      Bathurst Courthouse was built in 1880. It was designed by government architect James Barnet. Mr Barnet also designed Bathurst Correctional Centre.

      How to contact Bathurst Courthouse?

      You can contact Bathurst Courthouse by:

      • PHONE: 6339 9300
      • FAX: 6339 9393
      • EMAIL:
      • ADDRESS: Russell Street, BATHURST NSW 2795

      How do you get to Bathurst Court House?

      There are both train and coach services which connect Bathurst to Sydney. If you are driving from Sydney, it will take approximately three hours to reach Bathurst.

      Our lawyers prefer to fly to Bathurst Airport and take a rental vehicle to the town.

      Bathurst Courthouse sits on Russell Street, near Bathurst Police Station.

      Bathurst Local Court List

      The Bathurst Local Court List sets out the time, date and location of all court matters up to three weeks in the future, and one week in the past.

      You can click here to search for the Bathurst Local Court listing details of your case. You can search by your name, case number, location, date, jurisdiction, title of presiding officer and type of listing (eg. mention, sentencing, hearing, trial).

      Who is the Magistrate at Bathurst Local Court?

      The current presiding Magistrate at Bathurst Local Court is Her Honour Magistrate Catherine Follent.

      Magistrate Follent was appointed to the bench in 2016.

      Astor Legal have appeared in front of Magistrate Follent a number of times and are very familiar with her. Click here to read about some of our recent cases at Bathurst Courthouse.

      Who is the Judge at Bathurst District Court?

      The current presiding Judge at Bathurst District Court is His Honour Judge Graham Turnbull SC.

      Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Turnbull was a Senior Counsel and appeared for many Defendants in criminal trials and sentences. During this time, we briefed Judge Turnbull a number of times and worked closely with him.

      What cases are heard in Bathurst Court House?

      The types of criminal cases heard in Bathurst Local Court include:

      • Drug possession and drug supply cases
      • Drink driving, driving whilst suspended or disqualified, and other traffic cases
      • Sexual touching (formerly ‘Indecent assault’) and child abuse material cases
      • Common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm cases
      • Apprehended violence orders (AVOs)
      • Firearms offences
      • Fraud, larceny and property damage offences
      • Bail applications, sentencing proceedings, section 32 mental health applications and defended hearings

      The types of cases heard in Bathurst District Court include:

      • Sexual assault cases
      • Major fraud cases
      • Drug cases including supply, manufacture, cultivation and importation
      • Serious assaults such as ‘grievous bodily harm’ cases
      • Break and enter cases
      • Robbery cases
      • Sentencing and trials (both judge-alone as well as jury trials)
      • Appeals against Local Court decisions as to convictions and/or severity of sentence

      Our team of specialist Bathurst Criminal Lawyers have been appearing regional and country courts for years. We have received a host of awards and accolades for our work.

      If you would like to speak to a criminal lawyer or traffic lawyer who can assist you with a matter at Bathurst Both Local & District Court, contact us or call on (02) 7804 2823.

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