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Local Court Judge


Permanent appointment

Expressions of interest are invited for appointment as a Judge of the Local Court in the Northern Territory. Applicants must satisfy the eligibility requirements specified in s53(2) of the Local Court Act 2015 (NT). Beyond those minimum requirements, candidates are expected to have extensive legal experience and enjoy high standing in the legal profession.

Local Court Judges exercise jurisdiction in criminal, civil, child protection, work health and coronial matters. Local Court Judges hold appointment to age 72. The position comes with an attractive remuneration package and further details are available on request.

Presently, there are Local Court Judges based in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs. The appointee is expected to be based in Katherine and will commence in 2021.

Section 22(2) of the Local Court Act 2015 provides that a Local Court Judge may be directed as to the place in the Territory where he or she is to perform his or her duties, and any appointment is made subject to that statutory condition. Local Court Judges are also required to travel on regular circuits serviced by those centres.

All expressions of interest must include full particulars of qualifications and experience.

Further information may be obtained from Mr Chris Cox, Executive Director, Courts and Tribunals on (08) 8999 5412 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Closing date: 31 January 2021


Email applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last modified: 05/01/2021 10:18 AM

Office details

Office: 3/6 Lindsay St. Darwin NT 0800
Post: GPO Box 2388 Darwin NT 0801
ABN: 62 208 314 893


Telephone: (08) 8981 5104