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Children's Court of Western Australia
Government of Western Australia State Coat of Arms
Children's Court of Western Australia

Going to Court

Perth Children's Court building is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

The registry counter is open from 9am to 4pm, but is closed from 1pm to 2pm.

Protection and care proceedings usually start at 9am. Criminal proceedings generally start at 10am. These times may vary depending on the court's caseloads.

Children's Court at other locations generally starts at 10am.

Those attending should arrive at about 9am to see the duty lawyer.

Be on time.

Dress neatly.

If you cannot attend a court appearance you must let the court and your lawyer know beforehand.

Address the magistrate as 'your honour'.

Always behave in a way that reflects the dignity of the court and the seriousness of the matter.

Turn your mobile phone off.

Tell the court if you need an interpreter so arrangements can be made.

Court Listings

Children's Court listings on the eCourts Portal.

Locations and Contacts

Contact details for courthouses around Western Australia.

Getting to the Perth Court

Information on the ways to get to the court.

Going to the Perth Court

Information on what to do when you first get to the court.

Security Screening

Information on the screening process.

Inside the Courtroom

The people who will be in the courtroom for your case.

Electronic Attendance

Information and forms to attend electronically.

Parent Responsibilites

Information about the parents responsibilites.


Information for witnesses attending the court.

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Protection and Care

Children who have suffered, or are likely to suffer harm as a result of neglect or abuse.

Criminal Matters

Crime that causes damage to a person which is an offence against society as well.

Restraining Orders

An order used by the court to protect a person in an unwanted situation.

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Last updated: 10 April 2024

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