Skip to main content

Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Bill 2003

Bill No. 261
Long Title This Bill is the second in a package of legislation to reform the lower Courts in Western Australia. The purpose of this particular Bill is to provide for the civil jurisdiction of the proposed new Magistrates Court. The Court will have jurisdiction in relation to monetary claims up to $50,000. As from 1 January 2009 the jurisdictional limit will be raised to $75,000. The Court will also have jurisdiction within the monetary limit in relation to claims for equitable relief and consumer/ trading claims.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 12 Nov 2004 as Act No. 48 of 2004. This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation (see Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill

Inactive hide details for   Previous Versions of this Bill Previous Versions of this Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 12/04/2003  
First Reading 12/04/2003  
Second Reading 12/04/2003  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/09/2004  
Consideration in Detail 03/09/2004  
Amendments adopted 03/09/2004  
Third Reading 03/11/2004  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 03/30/2004  
Second Reading 03/30/2004  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 06/29/2004  
Committee of the whole 10/19/2004  
Amendments adopted 10/20/2004  
Third Reading 10/20/2004  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  10/21/2004  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Referred to Standing Committee on Legislation  06/29/2004  
Legislative Council Second Reading - Committee Report Tabled  09/28/2004 1 
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  10/28/2004  


1. Standing Committee on Legislation - Twenty-Second Report tabled 28/09/2004.