The Court is in the process of upgrading its technology infrastructure to provide an improved service to its users.
As a result, a major network outage is scheduled to occur from 5pm on 22 December 2017 to 8am on 2 January 2018.
All Court registries will remain open as usual between this period (excepting public holidays), however additional time may be needed to process transactions and some services will be unavailable.
Details of registry services and limitations are outlined below.
Principal Registry (including Common Law), Level 2, 436 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Available: In person filing and electronic filing through CITEC.
Unavailable: Litigation searches, file searches and subpoena searches will be unavailable during this period.
Note: Normal processes apply for parties seeking to file urgent applications in the Practice Court .
Principal Registry Works:
Effective from Monday, 6 November 2017
Please note that while construction works continue, the Principal Registry expects longer than usual wait times for customers to the Prothonotary and Probate Offices'. We encourage the use of Citec eFiling, where possible.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience while all these works are completed.
Our registries are responsible for the Court's administration.
They can provide information on the filing of documents, pre-trial conferences, video links of proceedings, fee payment, and general procedural advice.
The Supreme Court Principal Registry performs a range of administrative functions and services including:
- maintaining the secure storage of Court files
- issuing subpoenas
- serving legal documents overseas
- providing copies of documents
- providing procedural advice on urgent matters
- collecting court fees
Registry staff cannot give you legal advice. They can help with general information about the Court; its rules, procedures and processes.
If you need advice about commencing, defending or appealing a legal action we have some information on representing yourself.
For more information contact the Supreme Court registry.
Commercial Court registry
This registry deals with administrative and urgent Commercial Court matters.
Court of Appeal registry
This registry deals with Court of Appeal matters.