COVID-19 information for the Department of Justice

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Restrictions will ease in Perth and Peel from 12.01 am, Saturday 15 May, following latest public health advice.

COVID-19

COVID-safe habits need to be maintained to reduce the risk of infection. For more information about our COVID-safe practices refer to the relevant area below.

Corrective Services

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While restrictions are easing, some COVID-19 safe practices will still apply to correctional facilities to keep everyone safe.

Please maintain enhanced hand and hygiene practices when entering our facilities and do not attend a prison or the detention centre if you are unwell or experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Contact the relevant facility for more information. Thank you for your patience and cooperation and we will keep you updated.

Court and Tribunal Services

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Courts and Tribunals have measures in place to mitigate the risks posed by COVID-19 to the judiciary, our employees and all Court and Tribunal users.

Listing practices and restrictions on public gallery capacities remain in place, along with population limits on all courtrooms, hearings, conferences and mediations.

A number of measures have been implemented to protect the health and wellbeing of all court users, including physical distancing and screening practices. If you have any concerns about attending Jury duty, please contact the relevant facility in the below list.

If you need to contact a court or tribunal, or deal with a court or tribunal matter, refer to the relevant court or tribunal website for information including registry opening hours.

Courts and Tribunals

Public Trustee

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The Public Trustee has resumed operation in line with the pre-lockdown measures. Opening hours are between 8.30 am - 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

If you are visiting the Reception, please be sure to:

  • Practise physical distancing
  • Sanitise your hands
  • Sign in using the SafeWA App or the contact register.

Please do not attend the Reception if you are feeling unwell, our staff are available to answer any questions by calling 1300 746 116 or by emailing public.trustee@justice.wa.gov.au.

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

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The Registry’s Public Counter and Marriage Services have resumed in line with pre-lockdown measures with COVID safe practices.

For your safety and the safety of our staff and other customers, we ask that you postpone your visit to the Registry if you are unwell.

All visitors are encouraged to observe the Department of Health’s physical distancing guidelines and to make use of the additional hand sanitisation stations during your visit.

Visitors are also required to provide contact details for the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Register. Customers can check-in by scanning the unique QR Code using the SafeWA app or by providing your details to the Registry Officer at the Public Counter.

Victims of Crime

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If you require assistance you can contact the Office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime on 9264 9877 and you will be directed to the service you need.

Remote Aboriginal communities

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The Department of the Premier and Cabinet has provided a collection of resources, contacts and information to help remote Aboriginal communities stay safe during COVID-19. 

Page reviewed 14 May 2021