Queensland Drug and Alcohol Court – Christmas/New Year closure

Although the Brisbane Magistrates Court building will be closed from 20 December until 3 January 2022 inclusive, Queensland Drug and Alcohol Court (QDAC) teams will continue to operate in a modified form during this period.

In order to ensure that QDAC participants meet the requirements of their treatment orders, the QDAC Team will continue to operate with reduced service during the court closure period. This includes convening review team meetings and court sittings as required.

QDAC treatment order agencies will also deliver services to program participants in line with their core responsibilities to the program.

Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 section 151ZB Warrant apprehensions

Section 151ZB warrant apprehensions will be adjourned to the next QDAC sitting day with no provision for bail as per paragraph 27 of Practice Direction No.1 of 2018 (amended). The first QDAC sitting day after the closure period is 5 January 2022.

If practitioners have any questions, please contact the court on 07 3738 7111 or email

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