Norfolk Island Court of Petty Sessions
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The Norfolk Island Court of Petty Sessions is created by the Court of Petty Sessions Act 1960 (Norfolk Island), is the equivalent of most Australian mainland Magistrates' Courts or Local Courts.
The Court of Petty Sessions usually sits once a month on Norfolk Island to deal with any pending criminal matters of a summary or regulatory nature.
Usually three Justices of the Peace or Magistrates appointed or resident locally on Norfolk Island sit as the Court of Petty Sessions in its ordinary sessions.
The jurisdiction of the Court of Petty Sessions of Norfolk Island generally includes minor civil claims up to $10,000AUD and criminal matters of a summary or regulatory nature (unless they are committal hearings) as well as minor Family Law applications.
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