Hobart Magistrates Court

23-25 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS

Architects: Crawford Wegman Shurman Architects

The Hobart Magistrates Court is built on the site of the former Blundstone Boot Factory, and retains part of the original façade and internal features of the building. The original Blundstone Boot Factory is situated on Campbell Street, one of the main roads into Hobart’s CBD. The building is well-known locally and makes a significant contribution to the historic streetscape. This original section of the building is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register.

In 1995, the building underwent phase 1 of development, to become the Hobart Magistrates Court we know today. There are secure corridors connecting the Court with the Hobart Reception Prison next door, to allow the secure transfer of defendants in custody between the Court and the Prison.

Built: 1909; Alterations: 1995

Guided Tour Times: 10 am, 11 am and 12 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Note: photography is allowed in the public foyer and in some parts of court rooms only (excludes the area behind the magistrate’s bench). No photography is allowed in secure corridors, magistrates chambers area or in in the registry offices.




Building Type


Architectural Periods

Federation/Edwardian (1902-1918)

Late Twentieth Century (1961-2000)


Architectural Design


History of Hobart

New to Program


Stair Access Only

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