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      Gosford Local Court

      Gosford sits on the Central Coast of New South Wales. It is home to Gosford Hospital – the largest hospital on the Central Coast.

      How to get to Gosford Court House?

      Gosford is approximately 85 km from Sydney. It is easily accessible by train. The Courthouse is a short 10-minute walk from Gosford Train Station.

      Alternatively, if you are driving, Gosford Courthouse is one hour away from Sydney. It sits next to Gosford TAFE.

      Gosford Local Court parking

      You can find parking at Gosford Local Court near the court complex which has a 2 hour limit or you can park in the community carpark. The Imperial Centre at Gosford also offers up to 3 hours free parking. There are a number of paid parking locations within walking distance of the courthouse.

      Gosford Local Court List

      The Gosford 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 Gosford 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).

      How to contact Gosford Court House?

      You can contact Gosford Courthouse by:

      • PHONE: 1300 679 272
      • FAX: 4304 6840
      • EMAIL:
      • ADDRESS:
        Donnison Street & Henry Parry Drive
        GOSFORD NSW 2250
        135 Donnison St
        Gosford NSW 2250

      Who are the Magistrates at Gosford Local Court?

      The current presiding Magistrates at Gosford Local Court are His Honour Magistrate Peter Barnett, Magistrate Peter Railton and Magistrate Elizabeth Ellis.

      Prior to his appointment to the bench, Magistrate Barnett worked as deputy senior crown prosecutor at Newcastle.

      Magistrate Railton is very experienced, having been on the bench for a number of years.

      Magistrate Ellis is a long serving volunteer in the Law Society’s mock law program.

      Astor Legal have appeared in front of both Magistrates a number of times and are well-known to them both. Click here to read our cases before these Magistrates.

      Who is the Judge at Gosford District Court?

      The current presiding Judge at Gosford District Court is Her Honour Judge Tanya Bright.

      Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Bright was a Crown prosecutor working for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

      Astor Legal appear in front of Judge Bright on a regular basis and are very familiar with her.

      What cases are heard at Gosford Court House?

      The types of criminal cases heard in Gosford 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

      The types of criminal cases heard in Gosford 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 team of specialist Gosford Criminal Lawyers have been appearing at this 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 Gosford Both Local & District, contact us or call on (02) 7804 2823.

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