Expressions of interest for magistrates appointments are open from time to time.

The Governor of South Australia appoints judicial officers on the recommendations of the Attorney-General.

Magistrate appointments

Magistrates preside over criminal, civil and youth matters in Adelaide and in various key locations around the state, including:

  • Christies Beach
  • Elizabeth
  • Port Adelaide
  • Berri
  • Mount Gambiert
  • Port Augusta
  • Whyalla.

Additional regional locations are serviced by Magistrates on circuit.

Magistrates are highly trusted members of our community and play an important role in making sure everyone has access to a fair justice system.

Magistrates can be appointed as either full-time or part-time.