All records created in relation to court proceedings are considered 'court records'. As these records relate to the business of the court, they are within the control of the judge concerned.
It is important to note that under the FOI Act, records of the Courts are subject to the restriction provided for under Section 42(a)(i). Therefore, court records are not accessible under the FOI Act.
Outside of the FOI Act, right of access to some court records is ordinarily reserved for parties concerned or their legal representatives.
Should you be seeking access to court records, please contact the relevant court office directly outside of FOI.
A comprehensive list of court offices nationwide can be found here.