Children's Court of Western Australia

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Perth Children's Court

The Children's Court of Western Australia is a state court that hears cases involving children (aged 10 to 17 years) accused of committing criminal offences. [1] It was originally called the Perth Children's Court when it was created in 1907 [2] by the State Children's Act, but became known Children's Court of Western Australia when the Children's Court of Western Australia Act 1988 [3] was passed.

The Perth Children's Court is located at 160 Pier Street, Perth, although children's court cases are heard in other courthouses throughout the state.

The current purpose-built Court building was constructed by Cooper & Oxley and officially opened on 9 June 1992. Previously the Court was housed in St George's Hall in Hay Street until it was re-located in 1977 to the former East Perth Primary School buildings.

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  1. "Children's Court of Western Australia".
  3. "Children's Court of Western Australia Act 1988". Australasian Legal Information Institute.

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