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Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (the ODPP) provides the people of Western Australia with an independent and effective criminal prosecution service that is both fair and just.

The ODPP conducts criminal prosecutions in the Supreme and District Courts. In addition, the ODPP conducts all appeals flowing from those prosecutions and manages a range of matters pursuant to the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981.

The ODPP also conducts committal proceedings in the Perth Magistrates Court and takes over the prosecution of the more serious indictable offences in the Children's Court.

Of fundamental importance to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is its autonomy and neutrality from all external influences.

Information available

The following documents are available from the ODPP and can be obtained by the public on request. These documents are also available online on the ODPP web site:

  • Annual Report (for each financial year)
  • Customer Service Charter
  • Statement of Prosecution Policy and Guidelines
  • General information brochure on the role of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Information for Victims of Crime brochure
  • Witness Information brochure.

Contact details

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Level 1, 26 St Georges Terrace
Phone: (08) 9425 3999
Freecall for country callers: 1800 264 144
Fax: (08) 9425 3600

Office hours: 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday
(An after hours answering machine is available to record messages).

Last updated: 22-Feb-2016

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