Which court will hear a case depends on the value of the goods. For example:
Value of goods
$10 000 or less
Small Claims Division of the Local Court
$10 000 - $100 000
(or up to $120 000 if the parties agree)
General Division of the Local Court
$100 000 - $750 000
More than $750 000
This topic is about what happens in the Small Claims Division of the Local Court.
The Small Claims Division of the Local Court is designed to be easier for people to represent themselves and is less formal.
If the goods in your dispute are worth more than $10 000 you should get
For answers to commonly asked questions, see
Disputes about goods - Frequently Asked Questions.