State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

AU WA A1594 - MAGISTRATES COURT - BUNBURY REGISTRY

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Courthouse

Authorized form of name

MAGISTRATES COURT - BUNBURY REGISTRY

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A1594

Description area

Dates of existence

2005-05-01 -

History

Local, Petty Sessions and Small Claims Courts were amalgamated to form the Magistrates Court in May 2005. The reform of the courts followed on from recommendations by the Law Reform Commission and was the most significant reform in the Western Australian lower court system in over 100 years. The Magistrates Court deals with both civil and criminal cases, including the reading of indictments, and the hearing of summary offenses. Indictable offences may be referred from the Magistrates Court to the Supreme Court.

The Magistrates Court has several registries, established under s.8 (1) of the Magistrate's Court Act.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Magistrates Court Act 2004

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A1595 - BUNBURY COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS (1829-12-01 - 2005-05-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1595

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A44 - SUPREME COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1861-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A44

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1260 - DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (2006-02-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1260

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S4262 - CHARGE SHEETS (Draft)

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S4161 - CHARGE SHEETS (Draft)

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S4163 - CHARGE SHEETS - POLICE (Draft)

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S4164 - CHARGE SHEETS - TRAFFIC (Draft)

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S4436 - CHARGE SHEETS - FOREIGN COURTS (Draft)

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S4437 - CHARGE SHEETS - FOREIGN CHILDREN'S COURT (Draft)

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S4438 - CHARGE SHEETS - CHILDREN'S FOREIGN COURT (Draft)

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes