Supreme Court Rules

In some cases, including most of Chapter I, the Rules are common to both the Supreme and County Courts of Victoria.

The Rules set out the practice and procedure of the Court. They are written by the Court's Judges. Common law and Acts of Parliament also impact on the Court's practice and procedure.

Each Chapter comprises a number of Orders, and each Order is made up of a number of Rules. Chapter I is the largest and comprises 81 Orders. From time to time, the Rules are added to, revoked, and modified.

The Rules are an important guide to practitioners and others involved in proceedings before the Court. Registry staff may be able to assist people enquiring about the application of particular Rules.

The Rules and Regulations in this menu are links to relevant areas on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents web site. Please read the following Disclaimer from the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents web site.


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