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Update: Management of proceedings

June 2023 - Judicial Registrar Deirdre McCann has been assigned to the Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List and will assist Justice Gorton with the management of proceedings in the list.

Matters within the powers of a judicial registrar will be listed for directions before Judicial Registrar McCann.

Judicial Registrar McCann will sit on directions days at 9.30am; any matters requiring determination by Justice Gorton will be heard at 10am.

The Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List provides for the efficient management of civil proceedings brought under Victorian and Commonwealth legislation providing for the restraint or forfeiture of property connected with criminal activity, principally the Confiscation Act 1997 (Vic) and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth).  

Judge in charge

The Honourable Justice Gorton

Judicial registrar

Judicial Registrar McCann

Applications initiating a proceeding should continue to be made via the Practice Court Coordinator, who will make arrangements for the application to be heard by the Judge in Charge of the List or in the Practice Court. Subsequent directions hearings and short applications will generally be heard by the Judge in Charge on a List Directions Day (see following section).


Month Date
January -
February 14, 28
March 13, 27
April 24
May 15, 29
June 12
July 17, 31
August 21
September 4, 18
October 16, 30
November 13, 27
December 4

Directions dates are subject to change.

Practice Note SC CL 12 Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List (Second revision) provides information on how to obtain a hearing time for applications as well as further guidance on management of proceedings in the List.

The Summary of relevant time limits provides general guidance on applicable time limits for automatic forfeiture and various applications under the legislation. Please note that this guide must be read subject to the provisions of all applicable legislation.

Enquiries should be directed to pbasvfpngvba@fhcpbheg.ivp.tbi.nhua.vog.civ.truocpus@noitacsifnoc