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The following table outlines the types of cases you can start using CourtSA and how


Case Type Type of lodgement When to use this How to start this type of case
Administration and Probate Act Claim To make a claim under the Administration and Probate Act 1919 (SA).
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Administration and Probate Act'
Administrative and Disciplinary Division - Miscellaneous Application Originating Application Applications under a variety of Acts.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'District Court' then 'Civil'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Administrative and Disciplinary Division'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?', select 'Miscellaneous Application'
Admission Originating Application An application to be admitted as a lawyer in South Australia.
  1. Go to Originating Application - Admission
Appeal Appeal Appeal against a court or tribunal decision.
  1. Go to Application for Appeal or Review of a Court or Tribunal
Appeal a probationary or provisional licence disqualification Appeal Appeal against a probationary or provisional licence disqualification.
  1. Go to Appeal a Probationary or Provisional Licence Disqualification
Appointment as Senior Counsel Originating Application An application for an appointment as a Senior Counsel.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Registration / Appointment'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select, 'Appointment as Senior Counsel'
Arbitration - Arbitration Generic Originating Application An application under the Commercial Arbitration Act 2011 for an order.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Arbitration'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Arbitration Generic'
Arbitration - Determine a Question of Law Originating Application An application under s 27J Commercial Arbitration Act 2011 for an order to determine a question of law.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Arbitration'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Determine a Question of Law'
Arbitration - Enforce Award Originating Application An application under s 35 Commercial Arbitration Act 2011 for an order to enforce an arbitration award.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Arbitration'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select, 'Enforce Award'
Arbitration - Issue of a Subpoena Originating Application An application under s 27A Commercial Arbitration Act 2011 to order the issue of a subpoena.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Arbitration'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Issue of a Subpoena'
Arbitration - Leave to Appeal Against Award Originating Application An application s 34A Commercial Arbitration Act 2011 for an order for leave to appeal against an arbitration award.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Arbitration'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Leave to Appeal Against Award'
Arbitration - Order to Give Evidence or Produce Originating Application An application under s 27A Commercial Arbitration Act 2011 for an order to give evidence or produce.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements).
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Arbitration'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Order to Give Evidence or Produce'
Arbitration - Prohibit or Allow Disclosure Originating Application An application under ss 27G or 27H Commercial Arbitration Act 2011 for an order to prohibit or allow disclosure.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Arbitration'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Prohibit or Allow Disclosure'
Arbitration - Set Aside Award Originating Application An application under s 34 Commercial Arbitration Act 2011 for an order to set aside an arbitration award.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Arbitration'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Set Aside Award'
Australian Consumer Law Claim To make a claim under the Australian Consumer Law relating to:
  • unfair contract terms, covering standard form consumer contracts
  • consumer rights and guarantees when buying goods and services
  • product safety
  • unsolicited consumer agreements covering door-to-door sales and telephone sales
  • lay-by agreements
Note that most Australian Consumer Law claims also plead the Fair Trading Act.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Australian Consumer Law'
Australian Crime Commission Act Originating Application An application for an order under Australian Crime Commission (South Australia) Act 2004.
  1. Go to Originating Application.
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Australian Crime Commission Act'
Authorisation or Consent to Proposed Marriage Originating Application An application for an order for one of the following:
  • authorising the applicant to marry a particular person of marriageable age despite the fact that the applicant has not attained the age of 18 years under s 12 of the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth)
  • consenting to the applicant to marry a person of marriageable age where a person whose consent to the marriage is required by the Marriage Act 1961 refuses to consent
Or an application by the applicant under s15 to dispense with the consent of a person has been refused.
  1. Go to Originating Application for Authorisation or Consent to Proposed Marriage
Building Dispute Claim To make a claim in relation to a building dispute in the District or Supreme Court.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'District Court' or 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Building Dispute'
Building Dispute - Building Work Contractors Act Claim To make a claim under the Building Work Contractors Act 1995 (SA) in respect of a domestic building contract for an order under section:
  • 36 - return payments made to the building owner or provide payments to the building work contractor (person doing the work) for materials, building work or other services they have provided.
  • 37 - for the determination of a dispute arising out of the contract or the performance of the building work to which the warranty relates.
  • 38 - for relief where a term or condition of a domestic building work contract is harsh or unconscionable
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Building Dispute'
  4. When asked 'What is the claim sub-type?' select 'Building Work Contractors Act'
Building Dispute - Construct Contract Payment Recovery Claim To make a claim under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (SA) to recover a debt under section:
  • 15(2)(a)(i) - Consequences of not paying claimant where no payment schedule
  • 16(2)(a)(i) - Consequences of not paying claimant in accordance with payment schedule
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Building Dispute'
  4. When asked 'What is the claim sub-type?' select 'Construct contract payment recovery'
Building Dispute - Workers Lien Claim To make a claim to enforce a lien or charge that has been registered with the Lands Titles Office under the Workers Lien Act 1893 (SA).
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Building Dispute'
  4. When asked 'What is the claim sub-type?' select 'Workers lien'
Civil Penalty Contravention Originating Application An application under s 86B Fair Trading Act 1987 for an order that someone pay to the Commissioner an amount as a civil penalty.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Civil Penalty Contravention'
Complaint - Police Disciplinary Tribunal Originating Application An application filed by the Police Complaints Authority.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'District Court' then 'Civil'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Police Disciplinary Tribunal'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Police Disciplinary Tribunal'
Contract Dispute Claim When someone has failed to perform a contract and you want:
  • Damages
  • Payment of a debt (this is called a 'liquidated amount' where the contract specifies how much is owed)
  • The other party to perform the contract (this is called 'specific performance')
  • Restitution because the other party has been unjustly enriched at your expense
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Contract Dispute'
Corporations Act Claim To make a claim under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Corporations Act'
Corporations Application Originating Application An application that is not brought ex-parte or for winding up.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Corporations'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Originating Process - Corporation'
Corporations Application - Ex-parte Originating Application An application under the Corporations Act that is heard ex-parte.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Corporations'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Originating Process - Corporation Exparte'
Court of Disputed Returns Originating Application Application to review Local Government election results.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'District Court' then 'Civil'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Court of Disputed Returns'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Local Government (Elections) Act'
Credit Contract Dispute Claim To make a claim under Schedule 1 National Credit Code of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (Cth).
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Credit Transaction – Credit Code'
Criminal Assets Confiscation of Profits Act Originating Application An application made under the Act.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court' or 'District Court'
  3. If you select Magistrates Court when asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Criminal Assets Confiscation Act'. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Criminal Assets Confiscation Act'
  4. If you select District Court when asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Criminal Assets Confiscation of Profits Act'.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Originating Application An application under the Victims of Crime Act.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Criminal Injuries Compensation'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Criminal Injuries Compensation'
Damage to cargo (Admiralty) Claim To make a claim for damages to cargo in the Supreme Court.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'Supreme Court'.
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Property Damage'
  4. When asked 'What is the claim sub-type?' select 'Property Damage - Damage to cargo (Admiralty)'
Debt Recovery Dispute Claim When someone owes you money.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Debt Recovery'
Defamation Claim To make a claim for defamation under the Defamation Act 2005 (SA).
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Defamation'
Discovery before Action Originating Application An application for an order for pre-action discovery as per the Court Rules.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select your court
  3. When asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Application for Discovery before Action'
Equity Claim To make a claim for equitable remedies.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Equity'
Fair Trading Act Originating Application To make an application under section 8A of the Fair Trading Act for an order enforcing the terms of an agreement reached as a result of conciliation.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Consumer Transactions'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Fair Trading Act'
Family Claim To make a claim to the District Court or Supreme Court under the Family Relationships Act, Provision out of Estates (Inheritance) or anything other.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'District Court' or 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Family'
Family - Defacto Relationship Property Settlement Claim To make a claim for property in a defacto relationship settlement.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Family'
  4. elect Defacto relationship property settlement as the claim sub-type.
Family - Family Relationship Act Claim To make a claim under Family Relationships Act 1975.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Family'
  4. elect Family Relationship Act as the claim sub-type.
Family - Family Relationships Act - Application for Declaration Originating Application An application under ss 9 or s 11B Family Relationships Act for a declaration of parentage or as to domestic partners.
  1. Go to Originating Application.
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court' or 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Family'
  4. Select Family Relationships Act - Application for Declaration as the application type.
Family - Other Claim To make a claim that is not a claim for property in a defacto relationship settlement.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'Magistrates Court' or 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Family'
  4. When asked 'What is the claim sub-type?' select 'Other'
Family - Provision out of Estate (Inheritance) Act Originating Application An application under section 7 of the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972 (SA) for provision out of the estate of the deceased (if applicable) over and above that given by the last will or on the intestacy of the deceased.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Other'
Fencing Dispute Originating Application A claim under the Fencing Act 1975 for an order where:
  • You are having a dispute with the owner of the adjoining land about a fence dividing your properties.
  • You want to perform fencing work but cannot identify or find the owner of the adjoining land.
  • You have erected a fence to divide your land from a public road which the owner of the land abutting the road benefits from, and you want them to contribute to its cost or other fencing work.
  1. Go to Originating Application - Fences Act
Fines Enforcement & Debt Recovery Act - Appointment of Receiver Originating Application Application by the Chief Recovery Officer to appoint a Receiver under Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Act 2017.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Fines Enforcement & Debt Recovery Act - Appointment of Receiver'
Fines Enforcement & Debt Recovery Act - Examination Summons Originating Application Application by the Chief Recovery Officer to commence enforcement for Examination Summons under Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Act 2017.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Fines Enforcement & Debt Recovery Act - Examination Summons'
Fire & Emergency Services Act Originating Application An application under s 38 Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 by an authorised officer for an order directing the occupier to close or keep closed, the building for such period as the Court considers necessary for the alleviation of the danger.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Fire & Emergency Services Act'
Injunction Originating Application An application for an injunction under
  • s 30 of the District Court Act
  • s 29 of the Supreme Court Act
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'District Court' or 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Application for Injunction'
Interpleader Originating Application An application by a person, faced with competing claims in respect of personal property (which they do not claim as their own), can apply to the court to determine who is the lawful owner of the property.
  1. Go to Interpleader
Interpleader - Referral by Small Business Commissioner Originating Application A referral of a dispute about a security bond under section 20(6) of the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 by the Small Business Commissioner.
  1. Go to Interpleader - Referral by Small Business Commissioner
Land Claim To make a claim under the Law of Property Act 1936 (SA) or Real Property Act.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Land'
Land - Extend Caveat - Real Property Act Originating Application An application under s 191(1)(g) Real Property Act 1886 to extend a caveat.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'District Court' or 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Land'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Extend Caveat - Real Property Act'
Land - Housing Improvement Tenancy Dispute Application Originating Application An application to deal with a housing improvement tenancy dispute under s 35(3) of the Housing Improvement Act 2016.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Land'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Housing Improvement Tenancy Dispute - Application'
Land - Neighbourhood Dispute Originating Application An application for orders to resolve a dispute between neighbours, or the occupiers of property in close proximity, based on allegations of trespass or nuisance.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Land'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Application - Neighbourhood Dispute'
Land - Real Property Act Other Originating Application An application Under the Real Property Act that is not listed above.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Land'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Real Property Act Other (other)'
Land - Strata Title/Community Title Originating Application An application under:
  • s 41A of the Strata Titles Act 1988 for an order to resolve a dispute between a Strata Corporation and a member(s) of that Corporation
  • s 142(1) of Community Titles Act 1996 for an order to resolve a dispute and for an order that certain by-laws be struck out.
  • Application can also be made to appoint an Administrator under both Acts.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Land'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Strata Title / Community Title'
Land - Application - LVD Originating Application An application to the Land and Valuation Division of the Court brought under one of the following Acts:
  • the Crown Lands Act 1929;
  • the Encroachments Act 1944;
  • the Highways Act 1926;
  • the Land Settlement (Development Leases) Act 1949;
  • the Land Tax Act 1936;
  • the Law of Property Act 1936;
  • the Local Government Act 1934;
  • the Pastoral Act 1936;
  • the Planning and Development Act 1966;
  • the Renmark Irrigation Trust Act 1936;
  • the Sewerage Act 1929;
  • the South-Eastern Drainage Act 1931;
  • the Water Conservation Act 1936;
  • the Waterworks Act 1932 and
  • the Compulsory Acquisition of Land Act 1925.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Land'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Application - LVD'
Land - Option for Payment In - LVD Originating Application As per the above Acts, but doesn't require a legislated payment in and is done voluntarily.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Land'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Application - LVD - Option for Payment In'
Local Government (Elections) Act Petition Originating Application An application under s 69 of the Local Government (Elections) Act Petition the disputing the validity of an election under the Act.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'District Court' or 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Local Government (Elections) Act'
Negligence Claim To make a common law claim for negligence or a claim for damages under the Civil Liability Act 1936 (SA) for:
  • Damage;
  • Injury; or
  • Loss;
  • resulting from the Respondent breaching their duty of care by:
  • Doing; or
  • Failing to do something
A reasonable person would or would not do.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Negligence'
Personal Injury - Medical negligence Claim To make a claim for compensation under the Civil Liability Act 1936 (SA) for personal injury resulting from medical treatment.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Personal injury'
  4. When asked 'What is the claim sub-type?' select 'Personal injury - medical negligence'
Personal Injury - Motor vehicle Claim To make a claim for compensation for personal injury resulting from a motor vehicle or car accident.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Personal injury'
  4. When asked 'What is the claim sub-type?' select 'Personal injury - motor vehicle'
Personal Injury - Return to Work Act (s 66) Claim To make a claim for compensation under section 66 of the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA).
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Personal injury'
  4. When asked 'What is the claim sub-type?' select 'Personal injury - Return to Work Act (S66)'
Personal Injury - Other Claim To make a claim for compensation under the Civil Liability Act 1936 (SA) for personal injury.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Personal injury'
  4. When asked 'What is the claim sub-type?' select 'Personal injury - Other'
Police Disciplinary Tribunal Originating Application An application made to the Police Disciplinary Tribunal under s 25 of the Police Complaints and Discipline Act 2016 when the Commissioner of Police presents a notice of allegation about a member of the police, cadet or special officer and they deny the charge.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'District Court' then 'Civil'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Police Disciplinary Tribunal'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Police Disciplinary Tribunal'
Pre claim expert opinion Originating Application An application for an order for an expert opinion pre-claim as per the Court Rules.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Pre claim expert opinion'
Pro bono Mediation Originating Application An application for pro bono mediation as per the Court Rules.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Pro bono Mediation'
Probate Caveat Originating Application An application for a probate caveat to stop the distribution of an estate.
  1. Go to Probate Caveat
Probate Grant Grant Application An application for a grant of probate or of letters of administration to enable the legal personal representative named in the grant to formally administer the estate of the deceased person, by collecting and dealing with assets and paying estate debts.
  1. Go to Probate Grant Application
Probate Originating Application Originating Application Testamentary summonses (previously Forms 34, 34A, 34B, and 34C) and other applications under a particular Rule or Act.
  1. Go to Probate Originating Application
Probate Subpoena Subpoena Used to subpoena a will or codicil.
  1. Go to Probate Subpoena
Property Damage - Damage to a motor vehicle Claim To make a claim to recover damages for the cost of repair to or loss of a motor vehicle after an accident that was caused by another person's negligence.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Property Damage'
  4. When asked 'What is the claim sub-type?' select 'Property Damage - Motor Vehicle'
Property Damage - Other Claim To make a claim for damage to something other than a motor vehicle.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Property Damage'
  4. When asked 'What is the claim sub-type?' select 'Property Damage - Other'
Register a Birth Originating Application An application under s 19 of the Births Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 for an order to register a birth or include or correct registrable information about the birth or child's parents.
  1. Go to Originating Application - Register birth/change registrable information
Register Foreign Judgment - Ex-Parte Originating Application An ex-parte application under s 6 of the Foreign Judgments Act 1991 for registration of a foreign judgment.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Register External Judgment / Order'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Register Foreign Judgment - Ex-Parte'
Registration Originating Application An application for registration as a lawyer.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Registration / Appointment'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Application for Registration'
Renunciation application Originating Application An application by an Executor to give up their right to administer a grant.
  1. Go to to Probate Renunciation Application
Retail and Commercial Leases Act Claim To make a claim under the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 for an order under:
  • section 12 - false or misleading disclosure statement.
  • section 12 - disclosure statement not given.
  • section 15 - recovery of premium paid in connection with the granting of a retail shop lease.
  • section 68 - general jurisdiction.
  • section 76(8) - dispute about abandoned goods.
  • section 77(2) - exemption from provisions of the Act
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Retail and Commercial Leases Act'
Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act Claim To make a claim against the dealer who sold a second-hand car under:
  • Section 24 – Enforcement of duty to repair
  • Section 33 – No waiver of rights
  • of the Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995 for:
  • repair by the dealer of a defect
  • payment or reimbursement of the reasonable costs of repairing or completing repairs of a defect
  • compensation for loss or damage suffered as a result of the dealer's conduct
  • enforcing the terms of a written agreement reached before the Commissioner
  • loss or damage as a result of being induced to waive a right to rescind a purchase contract
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act'
s 14 Serious & Organised Crime Act Originating Application An application under s 14 Serious and Organised Crime (Unexplained Wealth) Act 2009 by the Commissioner of Police (or represented by a Police Officer or Counsel) for an order requiring a deposit holder to report specified transactions relevant to identifying, tracing, locating or valuing a person's wealth.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Section 14 Serious & Organised Crime Act'
Serious Crime - and/or production order Originating Application An application under 15 Serious and Organised Crime (Unexplained Wealth) Act 2009 by the Commissioner of Police (or represented by a Police Officer or Counsel) for either or both an order requiring a person to give oral or affidavit evidence and an order requiring a person to produce materials relevant to identifying, tracing, locating or valuing a person's wealth.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Serious Crime - Examination and/or production order'
Serious Crime - warrant Originating Application An application under s 16 Serious and Organised Crime (Unexplained Wealth) Act 2009 by the Commissioner of Police (or represented by a Police Officer or Counsel) for a warrant authorising the seizure of a document or article relevant to identifying, tracing, locating or valuing a person's wealth (including the search of a person or premises for such purposes).
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Serious Crime - Warrant'
Serious & Organised Crime Unexplained Wealth Act Originating Application An application under the Serious & Organised Crime (Unexplained Wealth) Act 2009 that is not under s 14, 15 or 16.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court' or 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Serious & Organised Crime (Unexplained Wealth Act)'
Tax Costs Originating Application An application for an assessment of legal costs.
  1. Go to Originating Application - Tax Costs
Trespass to goods/conversion/detinue Claim Trespass to goods = A claim for wrongful interference with the applicant's goods for example moving them from one place to another or causing damage to them. Conversion = A claim for unauthorised interference with the applicant's possession or right to possession of goods. Detinue = A claim for the wrongful detention of the applicant's goods
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Trespass to Goods / Conversion / Detinue'
Trustee Act Claim To make a claim under the Trustee Act 1936
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'Supreme Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Trustee Act'
Unclaimed Goods Act Originating Application An application under s 6 of the Unclaimed Goods Act 1987 for an order for the sale or disposal of unclaimed goods.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Consumer Transactions'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Unclaimed Goods Act'
Victims of Crime Act Compensation/Recovery - Compensation Claim If you are an injured victim to make a claim for compensation for injuries caused by crimes committed:
  • between 1 July 1978 and 31 December 2002 are made under the repealed Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1978 and the Victims of Crime (Transitional) Regulations 2017.
  • on or after 31 December 2002 are made under the Victims of Crime Act 2001
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'District Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Victim of Crime Compensation / Recovery'
  4. When asked 'What is the claim sub-type?' select 'Compensation'
Victims of Crime Act Recovery (s 28) - Recovery Claim A claim by the Attorney-General under section 28 of the Victims of Crime Act 2001.
  1. Go to Claim
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this claim in?' select 'District Court'
  3. When asked 'What is the main claim type?', select 'Victim of Crime Compensation / Recovery'
  4. When asked 'What is the claim sub-type?' select 'Victims of Crime Act recovery (s28)'
Wardens Court - Application for Amalgamation Originating Application An application under s 16 Warden's Court Rules for an order for amalgamation of working conditions.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court' then 'Wardens Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Land'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Application for Amalgamation'
Wardens Court - Application for Forfeiture Originating Application An application under s 69 Mining Act for an order for forfeiture of claim.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court' then 'Wardens Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Land'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Application for Forfeiture'
Wardens Court - Application for Suspension Originating Application An application under s 16 Warden's Court Rules for an order for suspension of working conditions pursuant to.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Supreme Court' then 'Wardens Court'
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Land'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Application for Suspension'
Wardens Court - Application to the Wardens Court Originating Application An application brought under the Mining Act 1971.
  1. Go to Originating Application (Other lodgements)
  2. Select the Supreme Court and Wardens Court to lodge this application in.
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Land'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Application for Suspension'
Warehouse Liens Act Originating Application An application under s 12 of the Warehouse Liens Act for an order prohibiting the taking of further action under the Act for the sale of the goods.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select 'Magistrates Court'
  3. hen asked 'What does you application relate to?' select 'Applications Under Specific State Laws'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Warehouse Liens Act 1990'
Will deposit Will deposit Deposit an original will with the court during the life of the will maker.
  1. Go to Probate Will Deposit
Other Originating Application An application to be used when none of the specific application types apply.
  1. Go to Originating Application
  2. When asked 'Which Court are you lodging this application in?' select your Court
  3. When asked 'What does your application relate to?', select 'Other'
  4. When asked 'What type of application are you making?' select 'Other'

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