​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

​Appeals and reviews

If you are unhappy with a decision made in your case, you may have some options. ​​

    Appeals 

    Appeals from the Small Claims Division of the Local Court are made to the District Court. 

    It is very difficult to appeal a Local Court – Small Claims decision. You cannot appeal just because you do not like the decision. You can only appeal if:

    • ​You have been denied procedural fairness. For example, you were not given a fair chance to present your case.
    • The magistrate or assessor acted outside their powers. This means they made a decision or order that they did not have the power to do.

    Alert An appeal against the decision of a magistrate or assessor must be made to the District Court within 28 days of the decision.

    If you appeal a decision and you lose, it is very likely that you will have to pay legal costs. 

    Before filing an appeal, you should get legal advice​. 

    Reviews 

    In the Small Claims Division of the Local Court, registrars often make decisions regarding applications to the court and at the pre-trial review. 

    If a registrar makes a decision and you are unhappy with it, you can apply to have the decision reviewed by a magistrate of the Local Court. For example, you may want a magistrate to review a decision made by a registrar to set aside a default judgment.

    If you apply to review the decision of the registrar, and the decision is not changed, you may be ordered to pay some of the defendant's legal costs. 

    AlertAn application to review a registrar's decision must be made within 28 days of the date of the decision. 

    AlertIf you want to review the decision of a registrar, you should get legal advice.