Certain legislation, rules and regulations govern how the Supreme Court of Victoria operates.
Acts relating to Court structure
The following Acts relate to the establishment and structure of the Court:
Acts relating to practice and procedure
These Acts provide information about practice and procedure in the Court:
- Criminal Procedure Act 2009
- Civil Procedure Act 2010
- Juries Act 2000
- Evidence Act 2008
- Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1958
- Vexatious Proceedings Act 2014
Supreme Court Rules
The Supreme Court Rules set out the practice and procedure of the Court. They are statutory rules that have been made by the judges under the Supreme Court Act 1986.
|Chapter II||Supreme Court (Miscellaneous Civil Proceedings) Rules 2018|
|Chapter III||Supreme Court (Administration and Probate) Rules 2014|
|Chapter IV||Supreme Court (Adoption) Rules 2015|
|Chapter V||Supreme Court (Corporations) Rules 2013|
|Chapter VI||Supreme Court (Criminal Procedure) Rules 2017|
|Chapter VII||Supreme Court Admiralty Rules 2019|
|Chapter VIII||Supreme Court (Intellectual Property) Rules 2016|
Regulations relating to fees
The following regulations outline the fees payable in Supreme Court proceedings:
- Supreme Court (Fees) Regulations 2018
- Juries (Fees) Regulations 2012: fees payable in relation to civil jury trials.
- Sheriff Regulations 2009: fees payable to the Sheriff for the execution of warrants issued by the Supreme Court.
For more information on Court fees see our full list of current fees.
This page refers to Rules, Acts and Regulations that specifically relate to the Supreme Court of Victoria, however, you can search for other Victorian legislation and parliamentary documents online.