The Neighbourhood Justice Centre acknowledges the traditional land of the Wurundjeri People and we respect their Elders past and present.

The  Neighbourhood Justice Centre's court dedicates one day a month to matters involving Aboriginal clients.

Aboriginal Hearing Day responds to the cultural and therapeutic needs of the Aboriginal community.

Sitting days

Aboriginal Hearing Day is normally held on the 4th Thursday of every month.

When you arrive

Arrive at 9.30am, go to the 1st floor and check in with Registry.

If you cannot attend your hearing contact our Registry as a matter of urgency on 9948 8600.

A warrant may be issued for your arrest if you do not appear, or your matter may be heard and determined without you. 

Legal assistance

Getting legal assistance as early as possible is highly recommended.


Other legal services:

If you do not have a lawyer, our court Registry will organise for you to talk to a lawyer (called a duty lawyer).


The centre provides many services, including support while you are attending court. 

The Koori Justice Worker will be on hand to provide you with information and assist with  

  • referrals to services 
  • ongoing case management
  • help to sort through issues
  • support for clients on community corrections order
  • emotional support.

The Koori Justice Worker helps clients before, during and after their hearing so support is ongoing.


Artwork: Child’s Wonder by Amanda Wright