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Supreme Court Civil, Circuit and Criminal Sittings 2021

Perth Civil Sittings

Civil sittings of the Supreme Court at Perth for the trial of causes and issues of fact during the year 2021 shall commence on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 and shall continue, except for the Easter and Winter Vacations and for Public Service holidays, until Friday, 24 December 2021.

Perth Criminal Sittings

Criminal sittings of the Supreme Court to be held at Perth during the year 2021 shall commence on the following days:

Tuesday 12 January
Monday 1 February
Tuesday 2 March
Thursday 1 April
Monday 3 May
Tuesday 1 June
Thursday 1 July
Monday 2 August
Wednesday 1 September
Friday 1 October
Monday 1 November
Wednesday 1 December

Circuit Sittings

Sittings of the Supreme Court at circuit towns for 2021 will be held in accordance with the following:


1 February
26 July
4 October


15 March
25 October


15 March
25 October


1 February
26 July
4 October


15 March
19 July
18 October


8 June
26 July
15 November

Carnarvon, Karratha, South Hedland, Broome, Derby and Kununurra

2 March
3 May
23 August
29 November


Supreme Court Vacations

The vacations to be observed in the Supreme Court will be the summer vacation, the Easter vacation, and the winter vacation. The summer vacation commences on 25 December and terminates on the second Monday in January next following; the Easter vacation commences on Good Friday and terminates on Easter Monday, and the winter vacation commences on a day in June, July or August fixed by Rule of Court, from year to year, and terminates on a day 14 days after the day so fixed.

The vacation periods for 2021 are:

Summer: 25 December 2020 - 12 January 2021
Winter: 5 July 2021 – 16 July 2021
Summer: 25 December 2021 - 11 January 2022

In the computation of the time prescribed by the Rules of the Supreme Court or by an order or direction for filing serving or amending any pleading or for filing and serving any notice of appeal the period or any part of the period which is between 25 December and 11 January next following shall not be reckoned unless the court orders.

Supreme Court Holidays

Rule 5 of Order 68 of the Rules of the Supreme Court provides that the several offices of the Supreme Court shall be open every day of the year except Saturdays, Sundays, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, and all public service holidays.

Last updated: 23-Apr-2021

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