Children's Court New South Wales

What does the Children's Court do?

The Children’s Court deals with the following types of cases across NSW involving children and young people:

  • Cases involving the care and protection of children and young people under 18 years of age.
  • Criminal cases in which the defendants were under 18 years of age at the time of the alleged offence.
  • Traffic cases where the defendant is not old enough to hold a driver’s licence or permit, or where the Children’s Court is already dealing with other related criminal offences.
  • Applications for Apprehended Violence Orders where the defendant is under 18 years of age.
  • Applications for Compulsory Schooling Orders where a child or young person is required by law to attend school.
  • Breaches of parole and in some cases the eligibility of children and young persons for release on parole.

NSW Children’s Court is closed to the general public, so no court lists are published

Last updated:

08 May 2023

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