Supreme Court Civil, Circuit and Criminal Sittings 2018

Perth Civil Sittings

Civil sittings of the Supreme Court at Perth for the trial of causes and issues of fact during the year 2018 shall commence on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 and shall continue, except for the Easter and Winter Vacations and for Public Service holidays, until Monday, 24 December 2018.

Perth Criminal Sittings

Criminal sittings of the Supreme Court to be held at Perth during the year 2018 shall commence on the following days:

Tuesday 9 January
Thursday 1 February
Thursday 1 March
Tuesday 3 April
Tuesday 1 May
Friday 1 June
Monday 16 July
Wednesday 1 August
Monday 3 September
Monday 1 October
Thursday 1 November
Monday 3 December

Circuit Sittings

Sittings of the Supreme Court at circuit towns for 2018 will be held in accordance with the following:

Albany

15 January
30 April
30 July
8 October

Bunbury

19 February
28 May
6 August
5 November

Busselton

19 February
20 March
28 May
6 August
5 November

Esperance

15 January
30 April
30 July
8 October

Geraldton

19 February
3 April
5 June
23 July
22 October

Kalgoorlie

26 February
18 June
10 September
3 December

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

12 February
12 March
14 May
13 August
3 September
12 November

Masters' Chambers

Unless otherwise directed, a Master sits in chambers each Tuesday and Thursday.

Special appointments will be given, when necessary, for urgent matters or matters that are expected to take more than 20 minutes and are arranged by following the procedures set out in the Consolidated Practice Directions (2009) at 4.3.1.

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 2018 are:

Summer: 25 December 2017 to 8 January 2018

Winter: 2 July 2018 to 13 July 2018

Summer: 25 December 2018 to 14 January 2019

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 8 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: 6-Aug-2018

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