Queensland Law Society

Court changes - Commonwealth Games

Magistrates Courts

Court Changes
Southport  From 3 - 15 April, one arrest court and one domestic violence court to hear urgent domestic violence matters 
Coolangatta  From 3 - 15 April, non-operational with all arrest matters to be dealt with in the Southport Magistrates Court 
Beeleigh  From 3 - 15 April, one arrest court and one domestic violence court to hear urgent domestic violence matters 
Beaudesert From 3 - 15 April, non-operational with all arrest matters to be dealt with in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court 

All other
Magistrates Courts

There will be no hearings involving police between from 3 - 15 April 2018.
  Contested sentences (without police witnesses), lengthy sentences, civil matters, domestic violence mentions and applications, and other matters not involving police (e.g. Traffic matters where there are no police witnesses required) will proceed in these courts during this period

District Courts

Court Changes
Southport  There will be no sittins from the week beginning 26 March 2018 for three weeks (ending 15 April 2018)
Beenleigh There will be no sittins from the week beginning 26 March 2018 for three weeks (ending 15 April 2018)
All other District Courts  There will be no trials (criminal or civil) from the week beginning 26 March 2018 for three weeks (ending 15 April 2018)

Supreme Courts

Court Changes
All Supreme Courts Matters will proceed as and where possible as determined by a Judge relying on information provided by the parties. 

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)

Court Changes
Southport  No matters, in any jurisdiction, will be listed between 4 -15 April 2018. Hearing dates have been renegotiated to minimise impact. QCAT hearings will recommence from 17 April 2018.
Beenleigh  No matters, in any jurisdiction, will be listed between 4 -15 April 2018. Hearing dates have been renegotiated to minimise impact. QCAT hearings will recommence from 14 May 2018.
Coolangatta  No matters, in any jurisdiction, will be listed between 4 -15 April 2018. Hearing dates have been renegotiated to minimise impact. QCAT hearings will recommence from 18 April 2018.
Beaudesert No matters, in any jurisdiction, will be listed between 4 -15 April 2018. Hearing dates have been renegotiated to minimise impact. QCAT hearings will recommence from 19 April 2018.
Other locations QCAT Headquarters at 259 Queen Street, Brisbane will be operating as business as usual throughout the duration of the Commonwealth Games.