Major Torts List

This List manages tort litigation from the point of issue to referral to the Civil List for fixing for trial. It is not a hearing List. The Judge-in-Charge supervises the overall running of the List. Directions hearings and most interlocutory applications will be heard by the Judge-in-Charge or the assisting Associate Judge. The aim of the List is to ensure the efficient and expeditious progress of matters through the interlocutory stage of litigation. It also manages related proceedings with the aim of providing a unified approach to resolving proceedings arising out of a single event or raising common issues of law.


The Honourable Justice Dixon

Assisting Associate Judge

The Honourable Associate Justice Zammit

Associate Contact

Diana Costaras
Associate to Justice Dixon
Tel: 9603 6081


Ian Thomson
Tipstaff to Justice Dixon
Tel: 9603 6082



Please refer to Court Fees

Directions Dates - 2014

Month First Second Third
February 7 21  
March 7 21  
April 4 11  
May 2 16 30
June 13 27  
July 18    
August 1 15 29
September 12 26  
October 10 24  
November 7 21  
December 5 12  


Where Matters are Heard

Matters are generally heard in 210 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.  Please see the Daily List for confirmation.

Where Process is Issued

Principal Registry, Level 2, 436 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Obtaining Advice


If necessary, general procedural advice can be obtained from the Registry.


Dates for hearing of any interlocutory applications likely to take more than one hour should be arranged with the Associate to the Judge-in-Charge.

Relevant Practice Notes and Guides

Practice Note No. 1 of 2012 - Major Torts List
Practice Note No. 4 of 1999 - Supreme Court Divisional List
Practice Note No. 3 of 2002 - Transcripts


Pursuant to Practice Note No 3 of 2002 transcript of directions hearings is now required. The solicitor for the party who has entered the proceeding into the List is to sign a purchase order for transcript.


Major Torts List
Registry Contact address
Tel: 03 9603 9299
Fax: 03 9603 9400
Office hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm