The final hearing of the proceedings will take place usually in a court in the Court’s building at 225 Macquarie Street, Sydney or, for country matters in a court in regional New South Wales. The Court’s direction fixing the final hearing will state the venue. The venue will also be stated on the
Court Lists posted on the notice board in the foyer of the Court’s building and on the Court’s website on the afternoon of the day before the final hearing is to occur. The
Sydney Morning Herald may also (but does not always) publish the Court Lists on the morning of the date set for the final hearing.
The usual commencing time is 10.00 am. A judge will conduct the final hearing.
An appeal against conviction or sentence is by way of rehearing on the basis of evidence given in the original Local Court proceedings, unless leave is granted by the Court for fresh evidence to be given (
s 37 and
s 47 of the
Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act).