Local Court New South Wales

Industrial Magistrates

All Local Court magistrates are appointed as Industrial Magistrates. Matters arising out of industrial disputes can be filed and dealt with at any Local Court in NSW.

​​​Industrial Magistrate's have both civil and criminal jurisdiction under a broad range of state and commonwealth legislation.

The court deals with such matters as:

  • recovery of money owing under industrial instruments, for example: Awards, Enterprise Agreements and Statutory Entitlements
  • prosecutions for breach of industrial instruments
  • appeals from various administrative decisions (Licenses)
  • prosecutions for statutory breaches.

More information about court registry locations is available on the Local Court website.​

​Court lists

Industrial disputes are incorporated into the Local Court list and can be searched via the online court lists.


For forms and sample forms use for industrial disputes, see Local Court forms.


For information about Industrial Magistrate fees, see Local Court fees.

Additional resources

You can obtain information about what award relates to you from the following government sites:

Last updated:

08 May 2023

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