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Illawarra Children's Court

Darcy Road
PORT KEMBLA NSW 2505
(Nearest cross street: Military Road)

Phone: 02 4274 0735

Fax: 02 4276 3239

Email:local-court-port-kembla@justice.nsw.gov.au​​

About the court

Public telephones are situated on footpath adjacent to court building.

Shops, food and drink: there are takeaway food shops and restaurants five to 10 minutes walk away. The court building has snack and drink vending machines.

Department of Community Services Offices: Shellharbour, Wollongong, Corrimal. Emergency Care and Protection applications may also be accepted by Nowra CSC.

Legal representation: for criminal matters, two Legal Aid solicitors are rostered, as well as a solicitor from the Aboriginal Legal Service.

Court support: Children's Court Assistance Scheme (Monday), Anglican Church.

Police stations: Albion Park, Corrimal, Dapto, Kiama, Port Kembla, Warilla and Wollongong.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9am-1pm, 2pm-4pm

Week 1: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Week 2: Monday & Friday
Week 3: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Week 4: Monday, Thursday & Friday
Week 5: Monday & Friday

Callovers: Criminal - Mondays. Care - Fridays (applications for Emergency Care and Protection Orders will also be considered by a magistrate on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, when court is sitting).

Getting to court

Public transport

The train is easily accessible. The courthouse is situated approximately 300 metres from the Port Kembla railway station.

Bus travel is not advisable, as buses passing through Port Kembla shopping centre run only once every one to two hours.

The nearest bus stop is 20-30 minute walk away, at Warrawong Shopping Centre.