Supreme Court of New South Wales

Darlinghurst Courthouse

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Enter via Oxford Street. Please note that access facilities for persons with mobility issues are extremely limited at this historical complex. Persons requiring assistance are encouraged to contact the Court prior to attending this location.


​Bus routes to Bondi Junction or the Eastern suburbs from the city provide convenient access to the Darlinghurst Courthouse. Museum train station provides the closest rail access to the courthouse. The nearest parking area is St Vincent's Hospital.


By the 1830s use of King Street Courthouse was growing rapidly, serving criminal, civil and constitutional courts. In response to the overcrowding and chaotic state of King Street Courthouse, the construction of a new criminal courthouse, Darlinghurst Court, was initiated. In 1835 Governor Bourke directed the design of the courthouse to be situated outside Sydney Town, upon the hill opposite the new gaol, for convenient prisoner access and to separate the criminal courts from the respected civil and constitutional courts in the city

'Supreme Couthouse, Sydney' by George Peacock, 1845.
Last updated:

21 Oct 2023

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