Court Support

CRC’S Court Support Scheme was established in 1982. It operates in many local courts across the Greater Sydney Region of NSW. Funded by the Legal Aid Commission of NSW, the Court Support Scheme is available for defendants, witnesses, victims of crime as well as the many friends and families of those attending court. Volunteers provide information on court procedures, sources of legal assistance, emotional support and referrals to other services.


"Court Support volunteers are there to smooth the legal process for clients and court staff. For those facing the stress of their first court appearance, or having a family member in custody, being assisted in a friendly manner can make a real difference"

Karen, Court Support Scheme Volunteer.


"We are one of the busiest courts in NSW outside Sydney and without the information and referral services these volunteers supply to clients, I doubt we could function as efficiently as we do. This is a fantastic scheme and the expanded days of attendance this year have made a noticeable difference.  The coordinator and the volunteers have both our gratitude and full support for the great work they do"

Steve Mannall, Registrar, Wyong Local Court


Office Hours


Contact CRC Broadway Office, Mon - Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm (closed Wed)

Area Serviced


Currently operating in the following Local Courts: Bankstown, Blacktown, Burwood, Downing Centre, Gosford, Hornsby, Manly, Mount Druitt, Newcastle, Newtown, Parramatta, Penrith, Sutherland, Waverley, Wyong.

Cost of service


Referral Required




This service does NOT provide legal advice.

You may contact us for more information on this service.