The CCRA (Civil Court Records Australia) database is being phased out and will be replaced by the Court Data Australia Database. No new records are being added after 2 October 2020 and the database will close down at the end of October.

Click here to go to the Court Data Australia Database. Register an account and you will be able to conduct free name searches to see if a name is in the database for both civil and criminal matters.

Search by given and/or surname

Click here for search help Enter a given name and surname in the respective fields - neither Is CaSe sensitive.

The name can be shortened if you are uncertain of the spelling - e.g. Phil instead of Philip/Phillip. If the given name or surname is reasonably uncommon, either can be searched.

It's best to initially use only one name for the given name and surname. If a surname has multiple names, use just the last part of the name, e.g. for 'Van Der Lynde', use just 'Lynde'. For names with MAC, MC, LE, LA, O', Van, etc. prefix, it's best to eliminate these letters from your search.

Search by 'surname, firstname' to get more targeted results

Click here for search help Searches can also be conducted using the last part of the surname, then a comma, space and the start of the first given name.

For example, instead of 'macdonald, phillip' use 'donald, phil'. Instead of 'van der linde, jonathan' use 'linde, jon'.

Note: the comma and space between the names must be used.

Search by Case Title data

Search for a business/company name or the surname of another person involved in the same matter. For a company name, it's best just to use one of the less common words in the name, e.g. Westpac

Please see Search Tips (opens in a new browser tab) for further information.

Note: If there are a lot of records, use the Download CSV file option to quickly review all available information.