To provide parties residing in regional Victoria with greater access to the Court, civil trials may be heard in 12 regional centres across Victoria:

  • Ballarat
  • Bendigo
  • Geelong
  • Hamilton
  • Horsham
  • Latrobe Valley (Morwell)
  • Mildura
  • Sale
  • Shepparton
  • Wangaratta
  • Warrnambool
  • Wodonga

View the Regional Circuit Court calendar

A proceeding should be initiated in the Civil Circuit List in accordance with Practice Note SC CL 1 where the cause of action arose in regional Victoria, or where the majority of parties or witnesses reside in regional Victoria. With the exception of claims in respect of a dust disease, a proceeding should be initiated in the Civil Circuit List notwithstanding that the cause of action would otherwise bring it within the operation of another list (e.g. Personal Injuries, Major Torts).

Where the plaintiff alleges that they are suffering from a dust disease, the proceeding should be initiated in the Dust Diseases List. The proceedings will receive special management and will be fixed for trial in the relevant civil circuit.

It may be possible to arrange a special fixture of an individual case at a regional court outside the allocated circuit sitting period. Practitioners should make relevant enquiries via the List e-mail address below.

Judge in Charge

The Honourable Justice Andrew Keogh

Judicial Registrar

Judicial Registrar Clayton

Management of cases

Practitioners should consult Practice Note SC CL 1 for information concerning the management of cases in the List. 

The following tables provide key dates for the 2018 and 2019 civil circuits:

2018

Circuit 2018 Sittings begin 2018 sittings end Mediations by Last date for post-mediation directions Callover

Wodonga

19 November 14 December 24 August 2018 6 September 2018 Late October 2018

2019

Circuit 2019 Sittings begin 2019 sittings end Mediations by Last date for post-mediation directions Callover

Shepparton

29 January 22 February 16 November 2018 22 November 2018 Early December 2018

Latrobe Valley

18 February 15 March 30 November 2018 6 December 2018 Late January 2019

Geelong

18 March 12 April 1 February 2019 7 February 2019 Mid February 2019

Bendigo

18 March 12 April 1 February 2019 7 February 2019 Early March 2019

Warrnambool

29 April 24 May 1 March 2019 7 March 2019 Early April 2019

Sale

6 May 24 May 15 March 2019 21 March 2019 Mid April 2019

Wangaratta

27 May 21 June 29 March 2019 4 April 2019 Early May 2019

Mildura

3 June 28 June 26 April 2019 2 May 2019 Mid May 2019

Ballarat

29 July 23 August 14 June 2019 20 June 2019 Mid July 2019

Horsham

29 July 16 August 14 June 2019 20 June 2019 Mid July 2019

Latrobe Valley

12 August 6 September 12 July 2019 18 July 2019 Late July 2019

Shepparton

26 August 20 September 12 July 2019 18 July 2019 Early August 2019

Geelong

26 August 20 September 12 July 2019 18 July 2019 Early August 2019

Hamilton

2 September 20 September 26 July 2019 1 August 2019 Mid August 2019

Bendigo

7 October 1 November 30 August 2019 5 September 2019 Mid September 2019

Warrnambool

21 October 15 November 13 September 2019 19 September 2019 Early October 2019

Wodonga

18 November 13 December 27 September 2019 3 October 2019 Late October 2019

Further information and resources

Notices

Forms

Seminars & Speeches

Contact details

Communications in relation to the Civil Circuit List should be directed to civil.circuits@supcourt.vic.gov.au.  

Enquiries concerning criminal circuit matters should be directed to criminaldivision@supcourt.vic.gov.au