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Apply to search and copy court documents

You can use this form to apply to search and/or copy court documents that were used in civil or criminal cases in the Queensland Supreme, District, and Magistrates Courts.

To complete this form, you will need the file or indictment number, and/or defendant or party names, and/or details of the documents you want to view.

If you don’t have this information, you can contact the relevant courthouse for help.

For civil matters in the Supreme and District courts, you can do a Queensland Courts Party Search to find this information.

  1. Complete your application
    1. Which court was the proceeding heard in? *
    2. Which jurisdiction does your request relate to? *
    3. Please contact the Court Registry

      Please contact the Court Registry.

    4. Is the matter civil or criminal? *
  2. Request details
    1. Name of defendant If there are multiple defendants, insert the name of 1 defendant only.
    2. Are you a party to the proceeding? * View the definition of a party.
    3. What do you want to inspect and / or copy? Select all that apply
  3. Material produced by way of subpoena
    1. Who has supplied the material? *
    2. If you have a court order, please upload it below.

    3. You must upload a copy of your court order below for your application to be processed.

    4. Do you want to? *
    5. There will be no search fee involved. If the file is stored offsite, you will need to pay a retrieval fee.

      You will need to come in to the registry to inspect the file. It cannot be viewed online.

    6. You will be required to pay the relevant copy fee. If the file is stored offsite, you will need to pay a retrieval fee. We will email you to let you know the total amount you need to pay and your payment options. We will process your application when we get your payment.

    7. You will be required to pay the relevant copy fee. If the file is stored offsite, you will need to pay a retrieval fee. We will email you to let you know the total amount you need to pay and your payment options. We will process your application when we get your payment.

  4. Exhibits
      1. Note: You may enter multiple exhibit numbers of the same type in the exhibit number field (e.g. 1,2,4,7-10). If you would like to delete an exhibit, select the row and click 'Delete selected exhibit(s)'.
      2. Exhibit number Exhibit type * Exhibit description
    1. Do you want to? *
    2. You will require approval from the proper officer of the court.

      You will be required to pay the relevant fees. If the file is stored offsite, you will need to pay a retrieval fee.

      You will need to come in to the registry to inspect the file. It cannot be viewed online.

    3. You must upload a copy of your court order below for your application to be processed.

      You will be required to pay the relevant copy fee. If the file is stored offsite, you will need to pay a retrieval fee. We will email you to let you know the total amount you need to pay and your payment options. We will process your application when we get your payment.

    4. You must upload a copy of your court order below for your application to be processed.

      You will be required to pay the relevant copy fee. If the file is stored offsite, you will need to pay a retrieval fee. We will email you to let you know the total amount you need to pay and your payment options. We will process your application when we get your payment.

  5. Verdict & judgment records
    1. Do you want to? *
    2. There will be no search fees involved. If the file is stored offsite, you will need to pay a retrieval fee.

      You will need to come in to the registry to inspect the file. It cannot be viewed online.

    3. You will be required to pay the relevant copy fee. If the file is stored offsite, you will need to pay a retrieval fee. We will email you to let you know the total amount you need to pay and your payment options. We will process your application when we get your payment.

    4. You will be required to pay the relevant copy fee. If the file is stored offsite, you will need to pay a retrieval fee. We will email you to let you know the total amount you need to pay and your payment options. We will process your application when we get your payment.

  6. Other documents
    1. Please note: Indictments can not be searched or copied.
    2. Do you want to? *
    3. There will be no search fees involved. If the file is stored offsite, you will need to pay a retrieval fee.

      You will need to come in to the registry to inspect the file. It cannot be viewed online.

    4. You will be required to pay the relevant copy fee. If the file is stored offsite, you will need to pay a retrieval fee. We will email you to let you know the total amount you need to pay and your payment options. We will process your application when we get your payment.

    5. You will be required to pay the relevant copy fee. If the file is stored offsite, you will need to pay a retrieval fee. We will email you to let you know the total amount you need to pay and your payment options. We will process your application when we get your payment.

  7. Request details
    1. Are you a party to the proceeding? * View the definition of a party.
    2. Do you want to? *
    3. You will need to apply again if you decide you want a copy of the documents after viewing the file. You will be required to pay the relevant fees after receiving our email with the quote and reference number.

      You will need to come in to the registry to inspect the file. It cannot be viewed online.

    4. You will need to pay a copy fee. We will email you to let you know the total amount you need to pay and your payment options. We will process your application when we get your payment.

    5. You will need to pay a search fee, as well as a copy fee. We will email you to let you know the total amount you need to pay and your payment options. We will process your application when we get your payment.

  8. Request details
    1. Are you a party to the proceeding? * View the definition of a party.
    2. What do you want to inspect and / or copy? Select all that apply. View the definitions. *
  9. Material produced by way of subpoena or summons
    1. Who has supplied the material? *

      If you have a court order, please upload it below.

      You must upload a copy of your court order below for your application to be processed.

    2. Has the material been tendered to the court as evidence? *
      1. Do you have a court order? * For some types of material, you need the court to give an order granting you permission to search and/or copy.
      2. You need a court order to access these files

        Please contact the Court Registry for further information.

      3. You will need to upload a copy of your court order.

      1. Please note: Photos require court order. Retention periods vary from 28 days depending on whether defendant was present at time of finalisation.
      2. Has the matter been finalised? *
        1. Has it been more than 2 months since the matter was finalised? *
        2. You need to contact the Court

          Please contact the Court Registry for further information.

        1. Do you want to inspect, copy or both? *
  10. Exhibits
    1. Please note: Photos require court order. Retention periods vary from 28 days depending on whether defendant was present at time of finalisation.
    2. Has the matter been finalised? *
      1. Has it been more than 2 months since the matter was finalised? *
      2. You need to contact the Court

        Please contact the Court Registry for further information.

    3. Do you want to inspect, copy or both? *
  11. Verdict and judgment records
    1. Are you a state government related complainant or a member of the Queensland Police Service? *
  12. Documents
    1. Do you want to inspect, copy or both? *
  13. Attach a file
  14. Service of documents
    1. How would you like to receive the files? *
    2. There is a size limit on emails. You will be contacted if your request is larger than this limit.

    3. Once we let you know that your copies have been made, you can collect your documents from the Court Registry.

      1. Address to be sent to
  15. Reason for request
    1. What is the reason for your request? *
  16. Your details
    1. Name
  17. Acknowledgement