This step-by-step guide is mainly taken from the webpage ‘Preparing for Court’ developed by LawAccess NSW. It is designed to help people who are dealing with legal problems in New South Wales without a lawyer (i.e., when you ‘self-represent’).
See: www.lawassist.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au/lawassist/driving_offences_and_crime/ pleading_guilty/preparing_for_court.html#1
A very useful book to read is ‘Guilty your Honour’ by Helen Walsh, available online:
It is about representing yourself in NSW local courts when charged with drink driving, but has very good general information about what to expect when in Court for any traffic matter, and what you can do when you self-represent yourself in Court.