Funds in Court
The Senior Master’s (Funds in Court) Office [SMO] is the Office of the Supreme Court of Victoria that administers funds paid into Court.
Funds are paid into Court under section 113 (1) of theSupreme Court Act 1986: ‘all money paid into Court under an Order of the Court or under any Act or the Rules is to be held by the Senior Master’. The Senior Master is an Associate Judge of the Court.
The SMO supports the Senior Master in administering funds held in Court, and assets purchased from them, for more than 5,000 beneficiaries who are under a legal disability.
The ethos of the SMO is to provide the best possible outcome for all beneficiaries by adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards. The Office acts in a manner that is consistent with the law and in the best interests of beneficiaries.
Please note that this website is no longer maintained by the Senior Master’s (Funds in Court) Office. Consequently, information on this website may be out of date.
For all current information relating to the SMO including the services we provide, publications, forms and videos, please go to our dedicated website: www.seniormastersoffice.vic.gov.au