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      Central Local Court

      Many of Sydney’s most serious criminal cases begin in Central Local Court. Generally, the Defendant will be in custody. There are often bail applications made at Central Local Court.

      The cases will progress through the ‘Early Appropriate Guilty Plea’ (EAGP) system until they are finalised or transferred to Downing Centre District Court.

      How do you contact Central Local Court?

      You can contact Central Local Court by:

      How to get to Central Local Court?

      You can get to Central Local Court by train or bus. It is located in Sydney’s CBD.

      It is a short walk from Museum Station.

      Central Local Court List

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

      Who are the Magistrates at Central Local Court?

      The current presiding Magistrates at Central Local Court are Her Honour Clare Farnan, His Honour Magistrate Robert Williams and Magistrate Margaret Quinn.

      Astor Legal appears in front of all three Magistrates regularly and is well-known to them all. Click here to read about some of our recent cases at Central Local Court.

      What cases are heard at Central Local Court?

      The types of criminal cases heard in Central 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 14 mental health applications and defended hearings

      Our team of specialist Criminal Lawyers in Sydney have been appearing at this Local Court for years. We have received a host of awards and accolades for our work.

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

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