- 7 August 1861
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
The Supreme Court is the highest court in Queensland. It is made up of two divisions: the Trial Division and the Court of Appeal. While the Trial Division hears the most serious criminal cases, as well as all civil matters involving amounts of more than $750,000, the Court of Appeal hears appeals from the District and Supreme Courts and also from tribunals.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Supreme Court', Queensland Courts, http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/courts/supreme-court, accessed online 16 August 2016; Robinson, Shirleene, '150 Years of the Supreme Court of Queensland', May 2010, Queensland State Archives, http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/History/Pages/QldSupremeCourt.aspx, accessed online 16 August 2016.