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      Dubbo Local Court & Dubbo District Court

      Dubbo Court House contains both the Local and District Court. It was built in 1887 and is Heritage listed.

      Dubbo is approximately 305 kms from Sydney. It has an airport, so most people choose to fly from Sydney. There are also daily rail and coach services running from Sydney to Dubbo. It is one of Australia’s most densely populated regional towns.

      The Courthouse sits on Brisbane Street near Dubbo Police Station.

      Dubbo Court House is walking distance from Dubbo Family Court and Dubbo Federal Circuit Court.

      How to contact Dubbo Court House?

      • PHONE:6885 7666
      • FAX:6885 7697
      • ADDRESS:
        Brisbane Street
        DUBBO NSW 2830
        PO BOX 50
        DUBBO NSW 2830

      Who are the Magistrates at Dubbo Local Court?

      The current presiding Magistrates at Dubbo Local Court are His Honour Magistrate Gary Wilson and Her Honour Magistrate Theresa Hamilton.

      Magistrate Wilson was a barrister prior to his appointment to the bench.

      Magistrate Hamilton was previously the Deputy Commissioner of the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption from 2007 to 2016.

      Astor Legal appear at Dubbo Local Court on a daily basis and are well-known to both Presiding Magistrates. Click here to read a selection of our cases before these Magistrates.

      Who is the Judge at Dubbo District Court?

      The current presiding Judge at Dubbo District Court is Judge Nanette Williams.

      Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Williams was a Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor for many years and in 2016 received the Director of Public Prosecutions Award for Excellence.

      Astor Legal appear at Dubbo District Court on a regular basis and are very familiar with Judge Williams.

       What cases are heard at Dubbo Local Court?

      The types of criminal cases heard in Dubbo 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

      What cases are heard at Dubbo District Court?

      The types of criminal cases heard in Downing Centre District Court include:

      • Drug cases including supply, manufacture, cultivation and importation
      • Assault and wounding-type cases
      • Break and enter and robbery cases
      • Fraud and property offences
      • Sexual assault and other sex offences
      • Sentencing hearings, appeals against severity and conviction, bail applications and trials

      Our Dubbo Criminal Lawyers appear in country and regional courts on a regular basis and are well-known by the magistrates, judges and prosecutors. Our advocacy has resulted in a proven track record of exceptional results.

      Family law proceedings are heard at Dubbo Family Court and Dubbo Federal Circuit Court.

      If you are in need of either criminal law or traffic law representation, contact Astor Legal on (02) 7804 2823 to speak to our friendly team. We can also be emailed at

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