Northern Territory, Australia
- Alternative Names
- Local Court of the Northern Territory
- Magistrates Court of the Northern Territory
- Northern Territory Magistrates Court
The Northern Territory Local Court was established by the Local Court Act 2015. The Court hears criminal and civil matters. Among changes to be introduced in 2016, magistrates were renamed judges and the limit of civil claims was raised from $100,000 to $250,000.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Court and Tribunal Services', Department of the Attorney General, 5 May 2016http://www.courts.dotag.wa.gov.au/M/magistrates_court.aspx?uid=0300-7242-1972-1430, accessed online 21 August 2016; Maddocks, Tom, 'Magistrates now called judges as Local Court named in NT', http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-05/magistrates-now-local-court-in-nt/7385958, accessed online 22 August 2016.