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For the public
Members of the public are welcome to visit the Supreme Court during business hours and observe proceedings, except in special circumstances. Seating is provided in the public gallery, which is usually located at the back of the courtroom.
When visiting the Court, you must follow certain standards of behaviour. We’ve come up with some pointers around courtroom etiquette that may help.
Wheelchair access to the Court is available via the laneway gate on Lonsdale Street, between the Trial Division and Court of Appeal buildings.
More information about Court security and support services.
If you're a member of the media and you wish to cover a Court matter visit our Media Centre.
General information about the Court
The brochures below were produced by the Victoria Law Foundation (External link) in partnership with the Supreme Court.
- Supreme Court of Victoria - The Highest Court in Victoria (External link)
- Architecture of the Supreme Court (External link)
How can I find out which cases are being heard?
The daily hearing list provides a list of all Supreme Court matters that are being heard each day.
You can also get information about sittings from the information desk, located at the entrance at 210 William Street, between 9am and 11am.
There are touch screens throughout the building that can be used to find information about court sittings.
Education program for VCE students
The Supreme Court runs an education program for VCE students, which aligns with the VCE Legal Studies curriculum. Students learn about the court and its processes, and have the opportunity to observe a court case in progress. The maximum number of places on each program is 25.
The Court runs history and heritage tours of the Court. Join a tour and explore the magnificent heritage listed 1880s building, including the library, and learn about the Court and its history. Tour dates and information about bookings is available via the online booking system.(External link)
Bookings are essential and can only be made through the online booking facility.
The Court also runs tours for the public during the year: in Law Week in May, Open House Melbourne in July, and during History Week in October. Information about our participation in these events is made available in the news page of our website and through our social media channels.