Under The Young Offenders Act 1994, the Children's Court hears criminal matters involving young people (aged 10 to 17 years) who are accused of committing offences.
If a young person turns 18 after the date of the alleged offence, he or she will still appear before the Children's Court.
Visit the Interpreter Services page if you or your child have a hearing impairment or need help understanding English in Court.
Court forms for criminal matters are available from the Court Forms section.
Last updated: 23-Jun-2014
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