- Queensland, Australia
The District Court is constituted under the District Court of Queensland Act 1967 (QLD). It deals with serious criminal offences such as rape, armed robbery and fraud. It also hears appeals from cases decided in the Magistrates' Court and disputes involving sums greater than $150,000 but less than $750,000. The judges of the District Court also sit in the Planning and Environment Court and in the Children's Court of Queensland.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'District Court', Queensland Courts, http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/courts/district-court, accessed online 17 August 2016.