State Courts and Tribunals

Supreme Court of Tasmania

Magistrates Court of Tasmania

Magistrates Court Update

6 April 2020 – The Magistrates Court will soon be increasing its use of the Zoom online conferencing platform for appearances in criminal matters. Criminal law practitioners are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the system, including the use of screen sharing as a means of providing/viewing documents.

  • Water Bottles
    The Magistrates Court of Tasmania advise that they have now removed all water jugs and “glasses” from the bar tables and legal practitioners and prosecutors will be permitted to bring their own water bottles into courtrooms.  As water bottles are potential weapons the individual will need to take responsibility for ensuring that their bottle is under their control at all times.  Only water may be brought into the courtrooms.  Managers have been instructed to ensure staff and security officers are aware of the arrangement.