What is Online Court?
Online Court is a digital service introduced by the NSW Justice Department, which enables legal practitioners and Registrars (and in some cases, individuals) to manage and process preliminary orders without having to enter the courtroom.
The service is aimed at preventing you and your clients from wasting valuable time at court, waiting for your matter to be heard, as well as the travel costs associated with appearing in person. Any legal practitioner registered to use the Online Registry website, can use the same credentials to access Online Court.
Originally launched to incorporate the Sydney Local Court, General Division Call-over list, Online Court has been gradually extended to other lists, including the Small Claims Pre-Trial Review (Motor Vehicle) list, Supreme Court Corporations Registrar's Directions list and the Land and Environment Court.
Once a matter is available in the relevant list, you can proceed with your cases online, just as you would in court. You can also message the Registrar, and all your dealings will be transparent to all parties, and recorded in the Online Court Record for your case.