The District Court is the principal trial court in South Australia. The Court’s work is in four areas: civil, criminal, administrative and disciplinary, and criminal injuries. The District Court can hear criminal matters, except for offences related to murder and treason. It also has jurisdiction over criminal injuries compensation claims. The Court sits in Adelaide and conducts civil circuits regularly at Mount Gambier and at Berri, Port Pirie, Whyalla and Port Lincoln as required. It also conducts circuits at Mount Gambier and Port Augusta for criminal matters.