Library News

Local Court has a new website

The Local Court website has a new face whcih was released recently. The new URL is The aim of the new website is for the Court to continue to be more accessible for all court users and provide effective support to enable the delivery of justice to the community by the courts of the Territory.

Darwin Library Front Reference Counter remodelled

April 2017

The front counter of the Darwin library is the hub of the library service. It has been remodelled to make it more convenient for clients as well as a better work station for library staff.

Sentencing Database

December 2016

Publicly available sentencing remarks are being uploaded to the records in the database. Sentences between 2002-2017 are complete; we are working retrospectively as well as adding records/transcripts for sentences for the current year.

Thus for the completed records the remarks will be available from the record retrieved after searching.

If the remarks have not yet been uploaded, the remarks can be requested from the library by emailing the library.


Access to the Sentencing Database by NT criminal practitioners is available. Access is not possible through the Public PCs in the Darwin Library as it is expected that NT criminal practitioners apply for desktop access.

Application form for NT criminal practitioners


Email address for Library Enquiries

December 2016

The Library has an email address for enquiries -

Reports on CSJ finalisations

December 2016

A report is available showing the finalisations in the Local Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) of the

Northern Territory for certain offences. Information provided includes date, plea, whether the

offender has priors, the charge, age and gender of offender, sentence quantum and whether

the sentence has been suspended.

These reports have been developed to assist the court and the local legal profession with

sentencing in the Local Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) as well as with Justice Appeals.

A sample report for section 69 NT Criminal Code in Janaury 2014 is available here.

To request reports please email the library with the email address above and provide details

of the act and section number.