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Contact Office of the Sheriff of NSW​

Civil Operations Unit (COU) – Writs, liquidation notices, warrant for possession, service of documents

The Office of the Sheriff, Civil Operations Unit (COU) is the central contact point for civil enforcement and management for Sheriff Centres across NSW.

If your enquiry relates to a writ, payment of a court judgment or fine (issued under a property seizure order), notification of appointment as joint and several liquidator, warrant for possession (eviction), or service of documents issued by NSW, interstate or territory courts please contact the COU.

The COU can be contact on:

Phone: (02) 8688 4080

Email: cou@justice.nsw.gov.au

Please note: Office of the Sheriff, Civil Operations Unit operating hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.


Jury service enquiries

For enquiries about jury service please contact the Jury Services Branch on:

Email: sheriff.jury@justice.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 1300 679 272

Fax: 02 8688 9677


Feedback and Complaints

We welcome your feedback about our staff and services. Feedback/complaints can be made by any of the following:

In person: Sheriff's centres are based at some NSW Local Courts. A list of NSW Local Court locations can be found at: http://www.localcourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/

Phone: 1300 679 272

Email: cou@justice.nsw.gov.au

Online: using the Feedback Assist tool. This tool is available on the Local Court and Courts and Tribunals website. It appears as an icon on the right hand side of the page. However, if your feedback or complaint relates to jury service, please refer to the above contact details under 'jury service enquiries'.


Office of the Sheriff of NSW

If your enquiry does not relate to any of the above areas, please contact the Office of the Sheriff of NSW by:

Emailcourtservices@justice.nsw.gov.au

Post: PO Box A4, Sydney South NSW 1235


Fees charged by Office of Sheriff

Sheriff's fees are determined by the Civil Procedure Regulation 2017 and Criminal Procedure Regulation 2017.

The following is a list of the fees of the Office of the Sheriff. 

Please refer to the table of fees charged by the Office of the Sheriff.


About the Office of the Sheriff of New South Wales

Please refer to the Office of the Sheriff page for further information regarding the Office of the Sheriff of New South Wales and their role in the community.



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