Children's Court

​Latest News 2020



Standardised Care Orders

February 2020: The President of the Children's Court has approved standardised care orders to promote consistency of orders being used throughout the state and promote the use of wording that is easier to understand for participants who do not have legal training.   The approved standard orders have now been published on this website under Guidelines in the Practice and Procedure tab.  

The Children's Court in collaboration with the Department of Communities and Justice and Legal Aid are currently working on a template to assist practitioners to transition to the standardised care orders scheme.

In the meantime, the Children's Court encourages all practitioners and parties to use the standardised care orders approved by the President.

Should you have any questions please direct your enquiry to Dominique Ferreira, Project Officer (02) 8688 1459.

Changes to listing arrangements at Surry Hills Children's Court

February 2020: The President of the Children's Court has approved changes to listing arrangements at Surry Hills Children's Court to commence from 2 March 2020.  Under these changes criminal list days will now take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week.

As a consequence of these changes, Northern Beaches Police Area Command will now list matters on a Wednesday.  The catchment areas for Children's Court criminal jurisdiction in the Sydney metropolitan area has also been updated to reflect the changes.