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      Grafton Local Court & District Court

      Grafton sits in the Clarence Valley of New South Wales. It has over ten heritage listed sites including St Saviour’s Cathedral, Lansdowne Park and the Old Police Barracks.

      The current Courthouse was designed by Government Architect James Barnet and built from 1877 to 1880.

      How to get to Grafton Court House?

      Grafton is approximately 630 km from Sydney. If you are driving, it will take about 7 hrs. As such, most people prefer to fly to Grafton Airport.

      There are also bus and train services from Sydney.

      Grafton Courthouse houses both the Local and District Court. It is on Victoria Street near Grafton Police Station.

      How to contact Grafton Local Court?

      You can contact Grafton Local Court by:

      • PHONE: 1300 679 272
      • FAX: 6641 5690
      • EMAIL:
      • ADDRESS:
        47 Victoria Street
        GRAFTON NSW 2460
        PO Box 16
        Grafton NSW 2460

      Grafton Local Court List

      The Grafton 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 Grafton 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 are the Magistrates at Grafton Local Court?

      The current presiding Magistrates at Grafton Local Court are His Honour Magistrate Michael Dakin and Magistrate Jeff Linden.

      Prior to his appointment to the bench, Magistrate Dakin worked as private solicitor in the Ballina region.

      Magistrate Linden is one of the State’s most experienced Magistrates and worked as a private solicitor prior to his appointment to the bench.

      Astor Legal appear in front of both Magistrates on a regular basis and familiar with them. Click here to read about some of our cases before them.

      Who is the Judge at Grafton District Court?

      There is currently no specifically assigned Judge at Grafton District Court.

      What cases are heard at Grafton Local Court?

      The types of criminal cases heard in Grafton 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 Grafton District Court?

      The types of criminal cases heard in Grafton 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 Grafton 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 Grafton Both Local & District, contact us or call on (02) 7804 2823.

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