Fair Work Commission
The Fair Work Commission is the national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions relating to the safety net of minimum wages and employment conditions, enterprise bargaining, industrial action, dispute resolution, termination of employment and other workplace matters.
Family Court of Australia
The Family Court is a superior Australian court of record which deals with family law matters.
Federal Circuit Court of Australia
The Federal Circuit Court is an independent federal court under the Australian Constitution. It is a federal court of record and a court of law and equity. The Court was established to provide a simple and accessible alternative to litigation in the Federal Court and the Family Court to relieve the workload of those courts.
High Court of Australia
The High Court is the highest court in the Australian judicial system. The functions of the High Court are to interpret and apply the law of Australia; to decide cases of special federal significance including challenges to the constitutional validity of laws and to hear appeals, by special leave, from Federal, State and Territory courts.
Supreme Court of South Australia
The Supreme Court is the superior court of the State and is a court of both law and equity. It deals with the more important civil cases and the most serious criminal matters. In its appellate jurisdiction, the Supreme Court reviews and determines errors which may have occurred in other courts of the State and interprets and expounds the law for the guidance of other courts.
The District Court is the principal trial court in South Australia. The Court’s work covers four jurisdictions – Civil, Criminal, Administrative and Disciplinary Division and Criminal injuries
Magistrates Court of South Australia
The Magistrates Court handles the greatest proportion of litigation in the State. All criminal matters begin in the Magistrates Court and the civil jurisdiction hears approximately 90% of all disputes within the State. The court has four jurisdictions:
Civil (General Claims)
Civil (Minor Claims)
Civil (Consumer and Business)
The Magistrates Court also operates five Court Intervention Programs. These include the Magistrates Court Diversion Program, Drug Court, Treatment Intervention Program, Nunga Court Treatment Program and the Abuse Prevention Program.
Youth Court of South Australia
The Youth Court was established under the Youth Court Act (SA) 1993 and hears matters in relation to criminal offending, child protection, adoption and surrogacy. It is made up of 3 branches – the Court (including the Registry), the Family Conference Team and the Care and Protection Unit.