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Judgments and sentences
Court users and members of the public can access copies of judgments and sentences handed down by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court produces a fortnightly Judgments Bulletin, which provides information about recent judgments of the Court of Appeal and Trial Division, and links to the full judgments held on the AustLII website.
Accessing judgments, sentences and summaries
Recent judgments and sentences are published on the Court's website:
- Court of Appeal judgments and sentences (External link) and
- Trial Division judgments and sentences (External link).
The Court audio webcasts (External link) some judgments and sentences and streams them live. You can also listen to the audio on demand.
Court of Appeal judgments and sentences are available on AustLII. For decisions of the Court of Appeal, go to the Court of Appeal section (External link) of the AustLII site. For decisions of the Trial Division, go to the Trial Division section (External link) of the AustLII site.
Please note that recently loaded judgments and sentences are not searchable using the AustLII search engine. You may need to go directly to the Victoria database on AustLII and browse through the list of recent cases.
In some instances, a judgment may be reserved and thus not available to access. Parties who wish to enquire about a delay in the delivery of a reserved judgment of the Court should refer to the protocol for reserved judgments.
Summaries and sentencing remarks
The Supreme Court may also provide judgment summaries for certain cases. These summaries are a guide only and not the official decision of the Court.
A number of unreported judgments, sentencing remarks and judgment summaries dating from the 1950s to the present, can be accessed via the Library catalogue (External link). You can search the judgments index by party name, judge, citation and date. For assistance see the Judgments Search Help page (External link).