As an officer of the Supreme Court the Sheriff performs administrative functions under a variety of acts including the Supreme Court Act 1988, Juries Act 1980 and Court Security Act 1998. The Sheriff is also Marshal in Admiralty which means they are also responsible for the execution of arrest warrants and custody of vessels under the Commonwealth Admiralty Act 1988.
The Sheriff is appointed as Criminal Registrar under the Rules of the Supreme Court. The Current Acting Sheriff is Alexis Seubert.
The Sheriff's main areas of responsibility are:
- Administering the jury system
- The custody and escort of prisoners within the Supreme Court building in Darwin
- The provision of court orderly services for the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
- The management of the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeal registries
Find out about the history of the office here.