Supreme Court of Tasmania

 
Jurisdiction

The jurisdiction of the Supreme Court falls into two categories:

  • Matters in which it exercises original jurisdiction; and
  • Matters in which it has an appellate jurisdiction

Original jurisdiction means that a matter comes before the court for decision for the first time. In its appellate jurisdiction the court determines appeals from single judges, from the Magistrates Court and from tribunals, where there is a right of appeal to the Supreme Court.