Office of The Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) - Penrith

Penrith

295 High Street, Penrith NSW 2740

About Us
About Us

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

Careers

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.