VIC Courts

(Last updated 8 September 2020, 3:15pm)

Supreme Court of Victoria

(For up-to-date information see generally Coronavirus Information)

Joint Statement: Victorian Courts and VCAT – 7 September 2020

Joint Statement on Stage 4 Coronavirus Restrictions – 6 August 2020

Latest Direction from the Chief Health Officer – 3 August 2020

New Health and Safety Measures – 15 July 2020

Jury Trials Recommencement Delayed – 8 July 2020

Resumption of Jury Trials – Q&A – 15 June 2020

Update on Jury Trials – 15 June 2020

Admission of Lawyers to Practise – 15 June 2020

Admission of Lawyers to Practise – 4 June 2020

Admission of Lawyers to Practise – 26 May 2020

Guidance for criminal proceedings affected by coronavirus – last updated 7 May 2020

Guidance for civil proceedings affected by coronavirus – last updated 7 May 2020

Admission of Lawyers to Practise – 6 May 2020

eCourt Book Guide – 4 May 2020

Trial by Judge Alone COVID-19 Emergency Protocol Criminal Division – 1 May 2020

Information about Accessing Virtual Hearings – 1 May 2020

Admission of Lawyers to Practise – 23 April 2020

 Orders admitting new lawyers to practise – 17 April 2020

Admission of Lawyers to Practise – 17 April 2020

 Notice to the Profession – Urgent Applications in the Commercial Court – 16 April 2020

Notice to the Profession – Practice Court (Common Law) – 16 April 2020

Admission of Lawyers to Practise – 14 April 2020

Information about Virtual Hearings at the Court – 9 April 2020

Temporary Changes to the Winding Up List – 7 April 2020

Updates to Regional Court Work and Circuit Sittings Due to Coronavirus – 6 April 2020

Admission of Lawyers to Practise – 3 April 2020

Registry Services Update – 31 March 2020

Managing Crimes Metal Impairment Application During COVID-19 – 31 March 2020

Admission of Lawyers to Practise – 31 March 2020

Changes to the Probate Office – 30 March 2020

Fast-tracking Homicide Matters into the Supreme Court – 25 March 2020

Supreme Court changes in response to COVID-19 – 20 March 2020

Statement from the Chief Justice of Victoria – 20 March 2020

Statement from the Chief Justice of Victoria – 16 March 2020

New jury trials suspended from Monday, 16 March – 15 March 2020

County Court

Term 4 Melbourne criminal jury trials – 31 August 2020

Common Law Division: arrangements and expectations during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions – last updated 21 August 2020

QR code recording system for court visitors – 13 August 2020

Memorandum: Stage 4 directions – Criminal Division – 10 August 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Court operations – 6 August 2020

Commercial Division response to coronavirus (COVID-19) – 6 August 2020

Top tips and best practices for participating in virtual hearings – 6 August 2020

Common Law Division: arrangements and expectations during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions – 5 August 2020

Emergency protocol: trial by judge alone – 23 July 2020

Application for an indemnity certificate – 23 July 2020

Masks in Court – 15 July 2020

Update on Jury Trials – 8 July 2020

Common Law Division: arrangements and expectations during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions – 1 July 2020

Emergency case management model phase three – 26 June 2020

Resumption of Jury Trials – 15 June 2020

Emergency protocol COVID-19: relisting of Melbourne criminal trials – 11 June 2020

Emergency protocol COVID-19: administrative case management – 3 June 2020

Emergency protocol COVID-19: judge-alone crimes (mental impairment and unfitness to be tried) matters – 28 May 2020

Emergency protocol COVID-19: emergency case management model protocol two – 18 May 2020

Emergency Protocol COVID-19: contravention of community correction order hearings – 12 May 2019

Emergency protocol COVID-19: robing for hearings – 8 May 2020

Circuit criminal and appeal listings protocol: COVID-19 response – 6 May 2020

Emergency protocol COVID-19: relisting of Melbourne criminal trials – 6 May 2020

Emergency protocol: trial by judge alone – 1 May 2020

Notice to parties and practitioners: electronic inspection of subpoenaed material – 1 May 2020

Commercial Division response to COVID-19 – 1 May 2020

Electronic inspection of subpoenaed material: instruction manual for Parties and Practitioners – 1 May 2020

County Court Circuits: appearances for criminal matters (COVID-19) – 30 April 2020

Electronic submission of subpoenaed material: instruction manual for Addressees – 23 April 2020

Criminal Division: COVID-19 Emergency Protocol – Daily Non-Trial Cases and Subpoena / s32C Work – 9 April 2020

Criminal Division: COVID -19 Emergency Case Management Model Protocol – 9 April 2020

Update to circuit sittings throughout Victoria – 6 April 2020

Coronavirus update – 31 March 2020

Major changes to operations – 27 March 2020

County Court Divisional and List Responses to COVID-19 – 20 March 2020

New jury trials suspended from Monday 16 March – 14 March 2020

Coronavirus update – 2 March 2020

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Easing of Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions joint statement – 7 September 2020

Visitors to court buildings to record their attendance using QR codes – 17 August 2020

Stage 4 Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions joint statement – 7 August 2020

Your questions answered during COVID-19 – 6 August 2020

Statement on wearings face coverings in court buildings – 22 July 2020

Positive Coronavirus tests at two Magistrates’ Court locations – 20 July 2020

Chief Magistrate Judge Lisa Hannan introduces the Online Magistrates’ Court – 16 July 2020

Face masks to be worn in court buildings – 15 July 2020

Remote Surety Process – Guide for Practitioners – 11 June 2020

Practice Direction No. 14 of 2020 – Revocation of Practice Direction 2 of 2008 – 11 June 2020

Practice Direction No. 13 of 2020 – Workcover Division – 8 May 2020

Practice Direction No. 12 of 2020 – Civil Jurisdiction – 8 May 2020

Practice Direction No. 11. of 2020 – Sentence Indication Hearings on the Papers – 4 May 2020

Practice Direction No. 10. of 2020 – Unopposed Bail Variations on the Papers – 4 May 2020

Practice Direction No. 9. of 2020 – Diversion Hearings on the Papers – 4 May 2020

Practice Direction No. 8 of 2020 – Summary Pleas on the Papers – 4 May 2020

Practice Direction No. 7. of 2020 – Koori Court Proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria – 27 April 2020

Practice Direction No. 6 of 2020 – Family Violence Protection and Personal Safety – 8 April 2020

Practice Direction No. 5 of 2020 – Criminal Proceedings – 8 April 2020

Changes to operations during the COVID-19 pandemic – 24 March 2020

Practice Direction No. 4 of 2020 – Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal – 23 March 2020

Practice Direction No. 3 of 2020 – Criminal Proceedings – 23 March 2020 [revoked by Practice Direction No. 5 of 2020 – Criminal Proceedings]

Practice Direction No. 2 of 2020 – Family Violence Protection and Personal Safety – 23 March 2020 [revoked by Practice Direction No. 6 of 2020 – Family Violence Protection and Personal Safety]

Practice Direction No. 1 of 2020 – COVID-19 Civil Jurisdiction – 23 March 2020 [revoked by Practice Direction No. 12 of 2020 – Civil Jurisdiction]

COVID-19 update: statement from the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria – 18 March 2020

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions – 7 September 2020

VCAT hearings during coronavirus restrictions – 7 August 2020

VCAT Planning and Environment Division COVID-19 Digital Response Program – 19 July 2020

VCAT coronavirus (COVID-19) division response – 30 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) response – 31 March 2020

Children’s Court of Victoria

Joint Jurisdictional Statement: Victorian Courts and VCAT – 7 September 2020

Practice Direction 12 of 2020 – 10 August 2020

Practice Direction 11 of 2020 – 7 August 2020

Public Notice: COVID-19 Measures – last updated 4 August 2020

Information about Child Protection Hearings during COVID-19 – 4 August 2020

Practice Direction 10 of 2020 – 3 August 2020

Entry to Children’s Court: COVID-19 – 13 July 2020

Practice Direction 9 of 2020 – 13 July 2020

Practice Direction 8 of 2020 – 13 July 2020

Practice Direction 6 of 2020 – 19 May 2020

Practice Direction 5 of 2020 – 4 May 2020

Practice Direction 4 of 2020 – 4 May 2020

Summary of Provisions Relevant to Children’s Court – COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 – 24 April 2020

Fact Sheet COVID-19 Response – Youth Justice Group Conferencing – April 2020

Fact Sheet – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) – Youth Justice – 3 April 2020

Practice Direction 3 of 2020 – 30 March 2020

Practice Direction 2 of 2020 – 24 March 2020

Practice Direction 1 of 2020 – 23 March 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan – 19 March 2020

Entry to Children’s Court – COVID-19 – 19 March 2020

Coroners Court of Victoria

(For up-to-date information generally see Coronavirus Update)

Practice Direction 4 of 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Response – 6 August 2020

Practice Direction 3 of 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Response – 10 July 2020

Practice Direction 2 of 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Response – 30 April 2020

Practice Direction 1 of 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Response – 27 March 2020 (rescinded by Practice Direction 2 of 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Response)