The Restriction on Multiple Bail Applications

application cannot hear a second bail application unless:

  • You were not legally represented on the occasion of your first application, or
  • Fresh information relevant to the grant of bail is to be presented, or
  • Circumstances relevant to the grant of bail have changed, or
  • You are a child and the previous application was made on a first appearance for the offence

If a fresh application is made, it is treated as an entirely “new hearing”. So even a slight “change in circumstances” can result in a very different outcome. Your lawyer will assist you in identifying fresh information or circumstances on which to ground a second bail application.

Further Applications in the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeal

If you have been refused bail in the Local or District Court and there are no grounds justifying a further application to that Court, an application may be made to the Supreme Court.

A decision by the Supreme Court to refuse bail can be appealed to the Court of Criminal Appeal.



If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.


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