The ODPP is NSW's independent prosecutorial body, created in 1987 by the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1986. It is a medium sized government agency with about 600 staff, comprising of solicitors and administrative officers from the Solicitors Office and Crown Prosecutors.
Services We Offer
- Trials for indictable offences in the District Court and the Supreme Court
- Committal proceedings for indictable offences in the Local Court
- Appeals to the District Court from the Local Court
- Appeals in the Court of Criminal Appeal and the High Court
- Appeals in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal
- Some summary hearings in the Local Court including where a police officer is a defendant and when a defendant has been charged with a sexual assault offence against a child
The ODPP offers career opportunities in a range of rewarding and challenging roles. Roles as lawyers, paralegals, administrative support officers and witness assistance officers are just a few examples. All our staff play a critical role in providing an independent, efficient, fair and just prosecution service to the people of NSW.