Magistrate Court

    The Magistrates' Court has jurisdiction to hear cases where the amount claimed or the subject matter in dispute does not exceed vt1,000,000; disputes between landlord and tenant where the amount claimed does not exceed vt 2,000,000; and cases involving uncontested petitions for divorce or nullity of marriage.

    In its criminal jurisdiction, the Magistrates' Court hears cases that concern any criminal proceedings for an offence for which the maximum penalty does not exceed 2 years imprisonment. It has jurisdiction to hear appeals from civil decisions from Island Courts, except decisions as to ownership of land, where appeal is to the Supreme Court.

    For more information please contact

    Port Vila Office: Magistrate Court
    PMB 9041
    Port Vila
    Phone: +678 22420
    Street Address: Joint Court

    Santo Office: Magistrate Court
    PO Box 274
    Phone: +678 36457

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