The Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey, has confirmed that the Macksville Courthouse registry has resumed delivering normal, full time, face-to-face services from today – Thursday, 9 August, 2018.

Mrs Pavey said approaches were made to the NSW Attorney-General following representations from the Macksville community and Councilor Rhonda Hoban, Mayor of the Nambucca Shire Council, about a decline in services at the site.

“I have just this afternoon received formal advice from the Attorney General that the Macksville Courthouse registry services have resumed. This is very welcome news and is an excellent outcome for the Nambucca Valley community.

“I thank Mayor Hoban and members of the community for bringing this matter to my attention, and I am very pleased to report that the NSW Government quickly recognised the situation and promptly responded so these valued services can continue.”

“I am advised that operating hours for the registry are Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm, and that Local Court sittings at Macksville will continue to be held each Thursday,” Mrs Pavey said.

Regional customers can continue to access registry services at any time from their home or workplace including:

• Telephone services – NSW Courts Service Centre on 1300 679 272
• Email enquiries – Clients may contact Macksville Court by email on local-court-macksville@justice.nsw.gov.au
• Online Registry – available 24 hours per day 7 days per week on www.onlineregistry.lawlink.nsw.gov.au
• LawAccess NSW – by telephone on 1300 888 529 or online at www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au

Statistics show 90 per cent of Local Court Civil and 76 per cent of Local Court Crime forms are now filed online rather than in person at registries