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      Forbes Local Court Lawyers

      Forbes is famous for being one of the sites of the gold rush, after the discovery of gold in Forbes in 1861.

      The Court does not sit every day, however, the Registry is open from Monday to Friday.

      How to get to Forbes Local Court?

      Forbes is located in the Lachlan Valley of New South Wales approximately 386 kms from Sydney.

      Forbes can be reached by plane, bus or train. Our lawyers prefer to fly to Parkes Airport and then take a rental vehicle to the town.

      Forbes Local Court sits on Victoria Lane near Forbes Police Station.

      How to contact Forbes Local Court?

      You can contact Forbes Local Court by:

      • PHONE: 6852 1422
      • FAX: 6852 1473
      • EMAIL:
      • ADDRESS:
        Victoria Lane
        FORBES NSW 2871
        PO BOX 130
        FORBES NSW 2871

      Who is the Magistrate at Forbes Local Court?

      The current presiding Magistrate at Forbes Local Court is His Honour Magistrate Phillip Stewart.

      Prior to his appointment to the bench, Magistrate Stewart spent time as a Police officer and prosecutor before working as a criminal defence solicitor. He was recognised for his expertise by the Law Society of NSW who labelled him as an accredited specialist in criminal law in 2001.

      Astor Legal have appeared in front of Magistrate Stewart a number of times and are very familiar with him. Click here to read about some of our recent cases at Forbes Local Court.

      Forbes Local Court List

      The Forbes 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 Forbes 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).

      What cases are heard at Forbes Local Court?

      The types of criminal cases heard in Forbes 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 Forbes Criminal Lawyers 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 lawyer or traffic lawyer who can assist you with a matter at Forbes Local Court, contact us or call on (02) 7804 2823.

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