The Supreme Court has jurisdiction to determine certain appeals. These include appeals from the Court's own judicial registrars, associate judges and judges. The Court is also empowered to determine appeals from other Courts and Tribunals, in certain circumstances.

Order 4 requires the applicant to file a notice of appeal in order to seek leave to appeal a decision from VCAT. A summons and affidavit must also be filed within seven days of the filing of the notice of appeal. A copy of the notice of appeal must be served on the respondent /s and must be provided to the Registrar of VCAT. The notice of appeal must include an order seeking leave to appeal (see provisions of Order 4).

Where the VCAT Order was made by the Tribunal President, or by a Vice-President, any application for leave to appeal must be made directly to the Court of Appeal . This is because the President is a Supreme Court Judge and the Vice-Presidents are County Court Judges. Contact the Court of Appeal Registry for advice on how to commence an application for leave to appeal.

Where the VCAT Order was not made by the President or a Vice-President but was made in Tribunal's Land Valuation List or its Planning and Environment List, a notice of appeal is required to be filed. The notice of appeal shold seek leave to appeal in the orders sought. A summons and affidavit must also be filed within seven days of the notice of appeal. The notice of appeal must be served on the respondent/s, as well as the Registrar of VCAT.

Most appeals from the Magistrates' Court in relation to criminal proceedings are heard by the County Court. In particular circumstances, such as where the appellant claims the Magistrate has erred in law, an appeal can be brought to the Trial Division of the Supreme Court.

There is no right of appeal to the County Court from a civil proceeding in the Magistrates' Court. Any such appeal must come to the Supreme Court, and must be based on an alleged question of law .

Such appeals are commenced by a notice of appeal , with a summons and affidavit in support required to be filed within seven days of the filing of a notice of appeal.  

Most appeals from the Children's Court are heard by the County Court. In particular circumstances, such as where an interim accommodation order is made by the Children's Court, the aggrieved party may appeal to the Trial Division of the Supreme Court on a question of law .

Such appeals are commenced by a notice of appeal , with a summons and affidavit in support to be filed within seven days of the filing of the notice of appeal - see Part 4 of Order 58.

Some Children's Court appeals require an urgent hearing . In such cases, the summons must include a return date and time, which must be obtained in advance from the practice court coordinator.

Such appeals are commenced by a notice of appeal , with a summons and affidavit in support to be filed within seven days of the filing of the notice of appeal - see Part 7 of Order 58.

Some Coroner's Court appeals require an urgent hearing . In such cases, the summons must include a return date and time, which must be obtained in advance from the practice court coordinator.

A party can appeal to a judge in the Trial Division against a decision made by an associate judge or judicial registrar . There is a very limited time period for bringing such appeals. Contact should be made with the practice court coordinator or with the Commercial Court Registry who can provide you with further advice in relation to judge-managed proceedings as appropriate.

Appeals from an associate judge are treated as a fresh hearing of the evidence and not as a review of the associate judge's decision or reasoning. For that reason, it is not normally necessary to provide new affidavit material in support of the appeal.

Appeals from an associate judge's decision are commenced by a notice of appeal . There is no prescribed form, however the general requirements of Order 27 of Chapter I should be observed. The content of the notice should provide for a return time and date as advised by the practice court coordinator or the Commercial Court Registry as required. 

Appeals from decisions of a Judge must be determined by the Court of Appeal . This applies regardless of whether the decision was made in the County Court or by one of the three Judges at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

In most cases, the Court of Appeal must first give permission ('leave') to appeal . For advice about appeal processes to the Court of Appeal, contact the Court of Appeal Registry .