Supreme Court of Western Australia


Registrars are engaged in pre-trial work and are responsible for case management. A civil action which is commenced in the Supreme Court is managed by a registrar, unless it is entered into the commercial and managed cases list in which case it is managed by a judge.

Registrars are qualified as mediators. The Court endeavours to mediate actions to assist with settling cases at the earliest available opportunity. Registrars are also taxing officers and make rulings on matters about costs.

The Principal Registrar and nine Registrars of the Court are engaged in case management (pre-trial) work. Some designated Registrars are qualified as mediators and mediate matters when ordered by the Court. One Registrar is the Court of Appeal Registrar.

Last updated: 9-Apr-2024

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