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Annual statistics

Statistics are provided for 30 June and 31 December year-ends.

The High Court provides statistics on criminal and civil court workloads and statistics on waiting times for scheduled hearings.  Statistics on workloads cover:

  • New business
  • Disposals
  • Active cases


Definitions and glossary

Definitions are available within each spreadsheet.
A glossary of terms is available.


Statistics are available for the following periods:

Court workload is seasonal. It can be misleading to compare active cases and/or waiting times at 30 June with those at 31 December.

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017


Archived courts statistics 
Archived courts statistics, by all courts and jurisdictions, from the year 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011 to the year 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 can be accessed here


Judicial media inquiries - Senior Courts (Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court) 
Cate Brett - Chief Advisor Judicial Development and Communications
Phone: (04) 466 3437
Cell phone: 021 557 874
Email: Cate Brett