Type of entity
Legal Status Text
Authorized form of name
Other form(s) of name
Dates of existence
The Court of Petty Sessions - Perth has been under the official umbrella of the Perth Magistrates Court since 1991. In May 2005 the Petty Sessions and Local Courts were formally amalgamated.
Established in 1830 to deal with summary offences which did not require a jury, it was sometimes known as the Perth Police Court. In addition to its judicial functions the Court has, in the past, dealt with matters relating to convicts, liquor licences and child maintenance.
Functions, occupations and activities
Mandates/sources of authority
Justices Act 1902
Local Courts Act 1904, No 51 of 1904 (from 1/1/1905).
Stipendiary Magistrates Act 1957
Abolition: 1 May 2005. Criminal Procedure and Appeals Act 2004 and Courts Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2004.
Gazetted 31 December 2004, p. 7128.