​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

    Appeals

    After a small claims hearing is finished, each party has a limited right to appeal to the District Court. It is very difficult to appeal against a decision of a magistrate or assessor in the Small Claims Division of the Local Court. You can only appeal if:

    • you have been denied procedural fairness (for example, denied the chance to present evidence)
    • the magistrate or assessor has acted outside their powers (that is, made a decision or order that they did not have the power to do).

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

    If you want to appeal the decision of a magistrate or assessor, you should get legal advice.

    Alert iconThe limits on legal costs that can be awarded in the Small Claims Division of the Local court do not apply in an appeal to the District Court.​

    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 ca​n 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.

    Alert icon​An application to review a registrar's decision must be made within 28 days of the date of the decision.

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

    Alert iconIf you apply to review the decision of the registrar you may be ordered to pay some of the other party's legal costs.