This page provides you with a resource to assist you to navigate the help centre and an explanation of how CourtSA works
You can use CourtSA to:
- Start a case
- Access your case
- Defend a case
- Receive notifications about your case
- Lodge a document on a case
- Find out more about your hearings
- View your orders, judgments, and documents
CourtSA is mandatory for legal practitioners to use in the civil and probate jurisdictions. This means:
- Anything that can be lodged using CourtSA must be. For instructions on how to lodge prescribed forms using CourtSA click here.
- Anything that cannot be lodged using CourtSA because:
- it is a lodgement that cannot be done using CourtSA.
- can be lodged there is data migration or technical issue associated with the case; or
- access to the case has been requested but not yet granted
Overview of Help Centre
The Help Centre is where you can information on how to use CourtSA. It contains written information, videos and helpful links. Click here for an overview of what is included in the Help Centre.
Register and login
To use CourtSA you need to create an account as an individual or a law firm. Click here to find out how to create a law firm account. Click here to find out how to create an individual account. Once you have registered you can login to your account. Click here for instructions on how to login.
Start a case
You can use CourtSA to start a case such as a Final Notice, Claim, Originating Application, Interpleader or Notice of Appeal or Review. Click here to view information on the most common types of cases you can start using CourtSA.
Access your case
Case access is required to view a case you are a party to, defend a case or lodge documents. It is advised that you seek case access as early as possible. Click here for further information on accessing your case.
Defend a case or respond to an originating application
You can defend a civil claim or respond to an originating application on CourtSA. Click here for more information.
Receive notifications about your case
Generally, when a document is filed the lodging party and all the other parties will receive a notification to let them know. Click here to learn more about where notifications are sent.
Lodge a document on a case
Once you have started a case you are able to lodge documents on that case. Click here to learn more.
Find out more about your hearings
You can check your hearings on CourtSA. To view any scheduled or past hearings you need to be within the case. Click here to find out about how to request assistance for a hearing or an adjournment by consent.
View your orders, judgments, and documents
Only parties can access orders, judgments and documents using CourtSA. You can only view a document on CourtSA once it has been accepted for filing by the Court. Click here for more information.
Below are a series of bite-sized videos that demonstrate:
- How to start a case
- How to request case access and defend a case, and
- Defend a case