The Land and Environment Court of NSW is a specialist court that deals with specific types of legal problems arising under planning, environmental and mining laws.
The Land and Environment Court has a wide jurisdiction to hear and determine many different types of case. The main types of cases heard by the Court are grouped here by the relevant class of the Court's jurisdiction
There are many ways to resolve a dispute. The Land and Environment Court promotes appropriate dispute resolution. This involves matching the appropriate dispute resolution method with the particular dispute.
If you have not been to a court before and you are not sure what to expect, this section provides helpful information on how the court works; how to prepare for your hearing and who's who in court
Information explaining the practice and procedure that applies for particular types of cases in the Land and Environment Court, or generally, to all types of cases.
Land and Environment Court decisions and heard matters are published on NSW Caselaw
A list of legal organisations and resources that can help you with your court matter
How to access interpreters and translators for your court matter
Media contacts and information; resources for media and the rules around recording or filming
Although it is located in Sydney, the Court aims to give access to the Court to everyone in NSW through several measures
Let us know your requirements so we can allocate the appropriate venue for your dispute resolution
The LEC actively seeks out new court technology to improve the experience for the court user
How we are working towards providing better access to court buildings and facilities for people with disabilities
How to find a law library if you are a member of the public, representing yourself or a legal practitioner