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Small Claims

Actions for amounts under $10, 000 may be heard in the Small Claims jurisdiction of the Local Court. The court is not bound by the rules of evidence in Small Claims, and may inform itself in any manner it thinks appropriate. Costs are not usually awarded and the aim is to settle disputes quickly with minimum expense to the parties. The Community Justice Centre may be able to assist in resolving a dispute without going to court.

More information is available from the Community Justice Centre site

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Making a Small Claim


Defending a Small Claim


Pre-Hearing Conferences and Attending Court


Enforcing Judgments against Debtors