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About the Court

The Supreme Court is the highest court in Victoria. It deals with the state’s most serious criminal and civil cases.

While most cases are heard in Melbourne, the Supreme Court is a ‘court for all Victorians’ we hear matters in their region of origin where possible.

The Court’s Trial Division administers and hears cases. If a party has cause to appeal a decision handed down from the Trial Division they can seek to do so in the Court of Appeal.

Our judiciary is made up the Chief Justice, the President of the Court of Appeal, judges, associate judges and judicial registrars.

Explore our rich history, learn about our judiciary and find out more about how the Court works.


Annual Reprts

Annual Reports

Read about the Supreme Court’s innovations and achievements over the years.



We offer a range of legal and non-legal careers and work experience opportunities.

Court Performance

Court performance

As the first Australian court to join the IFCE, we take our performance seriously.

How the Court works

How the Court works

Learn about the cases we hear, our judges and why we are a Court for all Victorians.


Our history

Explore the history of the Court, from its establishment in 1852.

Our judiciary

Our judiciary

Our judiciary is made of judges, associate judges and judicial registrars.

Strategic Statement

Strategic statement

Our goal, purpose and attributes set the direction for the Court's strategic planning.

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