Bathurst Courthouse

Overview

The Bathurst Courthouse is one of Australia's best examples of Victorian era public architecture in NSW. It is a popular attraction for visitors interested in the history, heritage and architecture…

The Bathurst Courthouse is one of Australia's best examples of Victorian era public architecture in NSW. It is a popular attraction for visitors interested in the history, heritage and architecture of Bathurst.

This magnificent building was opened 16 July 1880, and is situated in the heart of the city. It is listed by the National Trust and was designed by James Barnet who also designed the Bathurst Bowling Club (formerly the Police Barracks).

The courthouse is the regular venue for sittings of the court of petty sessions, district and supreme courts.

The east wing now houses the Bathurst and District Historical Society Museum.

During the winter festival the Courthouse is lit up as a part of the Winter Festival Illuminations Walk. With a series of projectors used to light up the iconic building with dazzling displays and colourful designs.

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