Magistrates Court of South Australia

The Magistrates Court of South Australia is South Australia's lowest level court.

The Magistrates Court has a criminal and civil jurisdiction. In its criminal jurisdiction, the Magistrates Court deals with summary offences, which may be dealt with by a fine, imprisonment of up to two years, community service or a good behaviour bond. In its civil jurisdiction, it hears matters seeking damages of up to $100,000 for general claims. South Australian Magistrate courts also conduct minor civil claims which are up to $25,000 where both parties cannot have lawyers without special permission.

The Chief Magistrate is the principal judicial officer of the Magistrates Court. Including the Chief Magistrate, there are 36 magistrates in South Australia, based in Adelaide and in metropolitan courts at Christies Beach, Elizabeth, Mount Barker and Port Adelaide.[1] All regional cities and country areas are serviced by magistrates on circuit from courts in Adelaide and the suburbs.

Current Magistrates of the South Australian Magistrates Court

This list is from the Magistrates Court Web Site [2]

Chief Magistrate

  • Mary-Louise Hribal[3]

Supervising Regional Manager [4]

  • Brett Dixon

Regional Managers [5]

  • Gregory Fisher (Adelaide, Criminal)
  • Alison Adair (Adelaide, Civil)
  • Robert Harrap (Christies Beach)
  • Nicholas Alexandrides (Elizabeth)
  • Cathy Deland (Berri)
  • John Wells (Port Adelaide)
  • Rodney Oates (Port Augusta)
  • Terence Forrest (Port Augusta)
  • Teresa Anderson (Mount Gambier)

Magistrates [6]

  • Nicholas Alexandrides
  • Teresa Anderson
  • Jayne Basheer
  • Paul Bennett
  • Phillip Broderick
  • Yoong Fee Chin
  • Luke Davis
  • Lynette Duncan
  • John Fahey
  • Gregory Fisher
  • Paul Foley
  • Alfio Grasso
  • Gary Gumpl
  • Kathryn Hodder
  • Briony Kennewell
  • Oliver Koehn
  • Koula Kossiavelos
  • David McLeod
  • Jayanthi McGrath
  • Stefan Metanomski
  • Simon Milazzo
  • Kym Millard
  • Brian Nitschke
  • Susan O'Connor
  • Maria Panagiotidis
  • Kylie Schulz
  • Mark Semmens
  • Elizabeth Sheppard
  • Simon Smart
  • Derek Sprod
  • David White
  • Ian White
  • David Whittle

Retired Magistrates of the Magistrates Court

  • William John ACKLAND
  • Joseph Marcus BALDINO
  • Kym BOXALL
  • Richard Dutton BROWN
  • Kevin Phillip EDGECOMB
  • Frederick Robert FIELD
  • Grantley Bruce HARRIS
  • Ruth Frances HAYES
  • Clynton Allan JOHANSEN
  • Tony NEWMAN
  • Rosanne Helen McINNES
  • Kevin ROGERS
  • Peter Barry SNOPEK
  • Peter Yelverton WILSON


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