Civil Rules

Rules of procedure for the Court’s civil jurisdiction can be accessed on the Tasmanian Legislation Site by using the links below:

The Supreme Court Forms Rules  are only available as images on the Tasmanian Legislation site. Copies of individual Forms can be downloaded as Word files from the Supreme Court website. Use the link to Forms :

The following parts of the 1965 Rules are still current:

Links to the Rules of Court of other Australian jurisdictions:

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia

Victoria (access through the Victorian Law Today link)

Western Australia (access through the links under the heading Regulations)

Criminal Rules

Indictable Offences

Criminal Rules 2006 (Tas)

Procedures for the disposition of indictable offences in the Supreme Court of Tasmania can be found in the Justices Act 1959 Part VII (Ss.51-70A)

Guide to Preliminary Proceedings for the Disposition of Indictable Offences is now available for downloading as a  Word Document or a PDF Document


Further information is available in Part 1A of the Criminal Rules 2006  and Circular 2 of 2010.