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Court sittings

​Court vacation begins on Monday, 17/12/18 and concludes on Friday, 25/01/19.
2019 Court term will commence on Tuesday 29/01/2019.
Civil and Criminal trials will be held in places other than Sydney as and when the need arises.

​Court/List ​Particulars​ ​Sittings
​Court of Appeal​Motions generally​Monday 9:00am
​Summ​​​ons for leave to appeal (directions)​Monday 2:30pm
​Notice of Appeal (directions) calloversWednesday 9:00am
​Summons (directions)​Monday 9:45am
​Court of Criminal Appeal​Hearings​Sits every week.

Generally hears matters Monday, Wednesday and Friday but may alternate the week after then hear matters Tuesday and Thursday.

Check current Court of Criminal Appeal hearing and callover dates.

​Common Law Division​Urgent applications before the Duty Judge​Every day by arrangement with the Duty Judge's Associate
​Applications by summons or motion, Associate Judge (called over by a Registrar)​Monday to Friday 9:00am
​Applications by summons or motion, Registrar​Monday to Friday 9:00am
​Subpoenas, all Lists​Monday to Friday 9.00am
Administrative and Industrial Law List​​Directions, Registrar​​Monday to Friday 9:00am
​Urgent applications before the Administrative and Industrial Law List Judge Justice Adamson or, if not available, to the Common Law Duty Judge
Every day by arrangement with the Judge's Associate
Bails List​Bails Judge​Monday to Thursday 10:00am
Criminal ListArraignments Judge
Justice Fullerton
1st Friday of the month at 10am (*exception)

No list. Cancelled

Defamation ListMotions and Arguments:
​Justice McCallum

The following Friday dates at 9.30am (unless where indicated otherwise):

​02 2pm
09 2pm
16 2pm
04​ 2pm
25 11.30am
​20 2pm
27 2pm
​03 9.30am
10 2pm
17 9.30am
​12 2pm
26 2pm
​02 2pm

General Case Management List​Directions hearings, Registrar​Monday to Friday 9:00am
Possession List​Notices of motion, directions hearings & show cause conferences, Registrar​Monday to Friday 9:00am
Directions, Judge
Justice Davies
​By arrangement with the Registrar
Professional Negligence List​Conference hearings, Registrar​Wednesday 9:00am
Motions, Judge
Justice Harrison

(called over by the Registrar)
​1st Friday of the month at 9:30am


Court/List ​​Particulars ​​Sittings
​Equity Division
​General List
​Urgent applications before the Duty Judge​Every day by arrangement with the Duty Judge's Associate

​Referrals to the Duty Judge (called over by the Registrar)​Monday to Thursday* 10:00am

*Urgent matters may be listed on Friday after consultation with the registrar
​Other directions and motions, Registrar​Monday to Thursday* 9:30am

*Urgent matters may be listed on Friday after consultation with the registrar
​Subpoenas, all Lists​Monday to Friday 9:00am
Admiralty ListApplications for directions
Justice Rein
​Thursday 9:30am
Applications for motions
Justice Rein
​Thursday 9:30am
Adoptions ListApplications before the Court
Justice Sackar
​By arrangements with the Adoptions List Judge's Associate
Commercial List​Urgent applications before the Commercial List Duty Judge
​Every day by arrangement with the Duty Judge's Associate
Applications for directions
Justice Hammerschlag
​Friday 9:45am
Applications for motions
Justice Hammerschlag
​Friday 9:15am
Commercial Arbitration ListCallover by the List Judge of all applications
Justice Hammerschlag
​2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30am, or such earlier time as the nature of the case requires
Corporations ListUrgent applications before the Corporations List Judge
Justice Black
​Every day by arrangement with the List Judge's Associate
Corporations matters, Judge
Justice Black
​Monday 10:00am
Corporations List interlocutory matters, Judge
Justice Black
​Monday 9:45am
​Proceedings relating to corporations, RegistrarMonday to Thursday* 9:00am

*Urgent matters may be listed on Friday after consultation with the registrar​

​Available dates for examinations in the Corporations List
​Examinations will commence at 11.00 AM and conclude at 4.00 PM. The total time for each listing is four hours per day.

Available dates at 18.01.19:
  • Feb. 2019: 21
  • Mar. 2019: 1,13-15,19-22,25-29
  • Apr. 2019:  1-5,8-12,15-18,23,24,26,29, 30
  • May 2019: 1-3,6-10,13-17,20-24,27-31
Family Provision ListBefore the Family Provision List Judge
Justice Hallen

Friday* - Motions 9.30am *every Friday except 1 February 2019.

Friday - Directions at 10:00am

Thursday - Motions 9.30am

Thursday- Directions at 10.00am 

Probate List​Applications and directions (called over by the Registrar)​Monday 9:00am
Referrals to the Judge
Justice Lindsay
Dates for 2018: Sittings are every Monday except for the following dates:

  • Jan 22​
  • Mar 12
  • Apr 23
  • Jul 30 
  • Oct 22
  • Dec 17
Protective ListApplications before the Judge
Justice Lindsay
​Monday 10:00am
​Applications before the Registrar (all Protected Estates Act applications)​Monday:

11:00am 11:10am & 11:20am

Real Property List​​Before the Real Property List Judge
Justice Darke
​*Friday 9.15am - Directions - every Friday except  
29 September, 1 December, 2 March 2018, 20 April 2018, 13 July 2018 and 5 October 2018

*Fridays not before 10.15am - Motions (for which leave is granted)​​
Revenue ListApplications before the Chief Judge in Equity,​​
Justice Ward
Contact Associate for a date
Technology & Construction ListApplications for directions
Justice Stevenson (from 18 June 2018)
​Friday 12:00pm
Applications for motions
Justice Stevenson (from 18 June 2018)
​Friday 9:15am

Gaol delivery dates


​​Each year as soon as practicable after:

15 February

15 May

15 August

15 November