Manly Local Court | Manly Criminal Lawyers

The beach-side Sydney suburb of Manly is about 11 miles northeast of Sydney CBD and is home to nearly 16,000 residents. Named for the “manly behaviour” attributed to the indigenous people encountered by Captain Arthur Phillip, Manly is home to many heritage-listed sites and was once one of the most popular seaside resorts in Australia.

You won’t have much time to enjoy the beach if you’ve been called to Manly Local Court, but if you instruct our Manly criminal lawyers, we’ll make sure the process is as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

Introduction to Manly Local Court

Manly Local Court is on Belgrave Street. It is open from Monday to Friday and there are plenty of motorcycle, bike, and car parking spaces nearby. The Whistler Street Car Park is nearby and includes over 300 spaces. The car park is open 7 days a week, with 24-hour access on Friday and Saturday. The hours are limited from Monday to Thursday though, so check in advance. Manly Local Court is also accessible via several local bus routes.

Contact Details

  • Email: local-court-manly@justice.nsw.gov.au
  • Phone: 1300 679 272
  • Fax: (02) 9934 4545
  • Postal Address: PO Box 125, MANLY NSW 1655
  • Address: 2 Belgrave Street, MANLY NSW 2095

Police Station in Manly

Manly is located right next to the Local Court on Belgrave Street. It is open 24 hours a day and served by Northern Beaches Police Area Command, which keeps residents updated via its Facebook page.

Contact Details

  • Phone: (02) 9976 8099
  • Fax: (02) 99768011
  • Address: 3 Belgrave St, MANLY 2095

Common Charges in Manly

Driving offences and minor drug offences are some of the most common charges heard at Manly Local Court. Criminal and traffic lawyers in Manly earn their fees dealing with drink driving cases, burglary, and drug possession.

As Manly Local Court deals with summary offences, it’s rare to see any serious crimes being heard here, but it’s a small area with a low overall crime rate, so such offences are rare in general.

Our Services

Lyons Law is a team of Sydney traffic lawyers and criminal lawyers with decades of combined experience. We have worked countless cases at Manly Local Court and surrounding areas and we can assist with a variety of charges, including:

  • Bail applications
  • Fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Drug possession
  • Traffic charges
  • Apprehended violence orders (AVOs)
  • Assault
  • Domestic violence

Why Choose Lyons Law?

The Lyons Law team is dedicated to achieving the best results with the least amount of hassle. During the initial 15-minute free consultation, we ensure you know what to expect and will spell out the cost, expectations, and process clearly. There are no hidden fees and we won’t pile unnecessary stress onto what is already a stressful situation.

Our expert criminal lawyers in Manly are always on the end of the phone when you need them and will work to achieve optimal results every time.

Contact Us

If you have been called to appear at Manly Local Court or Manly Police Station, contact us today using the links on this page or by calling (02) 7205 5934. During the initial 15-minute free consultation, you can chat with one of our criminal or traffic lawyers in Manly before deciding how to proceed.


You can represent yourself if you want, but it’s not recommended. Not only will a lawyer understand your charges and know how to achieve the most optimal outcome, but if you instruct a lawyer in Manly, they’ll have an intimate understanding of the area, court, and processes. The average person simply can’t compete with this level of expertise.

The price will depend on the case, and it’s something you can discuss during your initial free consultation. One of the things that sets Lyons Law apart is that we don’t charge hidden fees and won’t hit you with any unexpected surprises further down the line. We’ll spell everything out to you in advance and let you know exactly what is expected of you.

Dress appropriately when you attend court. You don’t need to wear a suit but should refrain from wearing a band-tee and ripped jeans. Your demeanour should match your attire—professional, polite, and respectful. It’s okay to take your phone with you inside the courthouse, but don’t shoot videos or take pictures when you’re inside and turn it off in the courtroom.

If you have any questions, speak to your lawyer. You can also visit the going to court page on the NSW Local Court website.