In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Court is changing the way it operates. Until further notice, the entrance to the Old High Court in Little Bourke Street will be closed temporarily. For information about access to Court proceedings, read accessing virtual hearings.
Information about daily proceedings
The Supreme Court produces a daily hearing list of all matters heard each day, the list is available at approximately 4.30pm and relates to the following day's proceedings. Each listing includes the time and location where the matter is being heard.
Information about sittings including directions can be found at the information desk, located at 210 William Street. The information desk is open from 9am to 11am each day. Touch screens displaying information about sittings, courtrooms and maps are also located throughout the Court.
Attending Court - The day of your hearing (video)
For more videos, and to view a transcript of this video, visit the Videos to help with Court processes page.
Security and support services
Most courtroom hearings are open to the public but certain standards of behaviour while in the court, or courtroom conduct, must be followed. All visitors to the Court must go through a security screening procedure before entering. Visit the security page for information around conditions of entry.
The Court Network support service operates in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Court Network is a group of volunteers who give court users non-legal support throughout the trial process.
The Witness Assistance Service supports victims of serious crime through the court process. The service is part of the Victims Strategy and Services unit of the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP).
For more information see support services.
Please note: during peak times (9am - 10.30am and 1.30pm - 2.30pm) there may be a queue at security to enter the Court.
Wheelchair access to the Court is provided via the laneway gate, between the Trial Division and Court of Appeal buildings, on Lonsdale Street. This entrance is staffed between 9am and 5pm.