The Drug Court has Local Court and District Court jurisdiction. Its operations are governed by the
Drug Court Act 1988 and Regulation, and the court's past decisions and policies.
Drug Court Act 1998 (No 150 Part 3 Division 2 Section 24 'Jurisdiction of Drug Court') states the Drug Court has the following jurisdiction:
the criminal jurisdiction of the District Court
the criminal jurisdiction of the Local Court
such other jurisdiction as is vested in the Drug Court by this or any other Act.