How do I find out what's going on with my case?

If you tell your prosecutor or WAS officer that you’d like to be kept up-to-date on your matter (not everyone wants to know), they will tell you of:

  • a decision to start a prosecution (and the charges laid)

  • a decision not to start a prosecution

  • the date and place any charges are to be heard

  • the outcome of any bail proceedings

  • plea negotiations

  • the outcome of proceedings, including appeals.

To get more information about your case, call or email the CDPP <prosecutor hyperlink>. [Link to a list of phone numbers.] If you don’t know who this is, call the CDPP office in your state or territory and ask to speak to the prosecutor concerned. 

  • If you can tell us the name of the accused when you call this will help us identify the prosecutor involved in your case.

  • The police officer involved in your case might also be able to answer any questions you have. If the WAS is involved, contact your support worker.

Victims of Crime Policy

What happens if I’m overseas?

If you have to travel from overseas, interstate, or somewhere it’s unreasonable to return home from, the CDPP will pay for your travel, accommodation and meals. These arrangements will be made before you have to attend court.