The Supreme Court hearing calendar provides the term dates for all court sittings for 2020 and 2021. Sitting dates are subject to change.

Sitting dates for regional circuit courts can be found below lists by region.

Melbourne sittings dates

Melbourne sitting dates 2020

Term

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Term 1 28 January 2020 8 April 2020
Easter vacation 9 April 2020 14 April 2020
Term 2 15 April 2020 26 June 2020
Winter vacation 29 June 2020 10 July 2020
Term 3 13 July 2020 25 September 2020
Term 4

28 September 2020

18 December 2020

Melbourne sitting dates 2021

Term

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Term 1 27 January 2021 31 March 2021
Easter vacation 1 April 2021 6 April 2021
Term 2 7 April 2021 25 June 2021
Winter vacation 28 June 2021 9 July 2021
Term 3 12 July 2021 17 September 2021
Term 4

20 September 2021

17 December 2021

First day of term 1, 2022: Monday 31 January 2022 

Regional circuit court sitting dates

The regional circuit court calendar lists all Court of Appeal , Civil and Criminal Division sittings dates scheduled for 2020/2021. Please note, dates listed are subject to change. The Circuit Court sits in 12 regional districts of Victoria.

Ballarat sitting dates 2020/2021

Court

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Court of Appeal Circuit 20 May 2020 22 May 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020 13 July 2020 7 August 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021 26 July 2021 20 August 2021
Criminal Division Circuit
(first sitting)
20 April 2020 15 May 2020
Criminal Division Circuit
(second sitting)
19 October 2020 13 November 2020

Sitting dates are subject to change.

Practitioners are encouraged to contact the Court with any questions in relation to circuit sittings. Contact details are located at the bottom of the page.

Bendigo sitting dates 2020/2021

Court

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Court of Appeal Circuit NA NA
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020
(first sitting)
2 March 2020 3 April 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020
(second sitting)
5 October 2020 30 October 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021
(first sitting)
12 April 2021 7 May 2021
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021
(second sitting)
18 October 2021 19 November 2021
Criminal Division Circuit
(first sitting)
10 February 2020 6 March 2020
Criminal Division Circuit
(second sitting)
24 August 2020 18 September 2020

Sitting dates are subject to change.

Practitioners are encouraged to contact the Court with any questions in relation to circuit sittings. Contact details are located at the bottom of the page.

Geelong sitting dates 2020/2021

Court

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Court of Appeal Circuit 16 September 2020 18 September 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020
(first sitting)
17 February 2020 13 March 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020
(second sitting)
24 August 2020 11 September 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021
(first sitting)
1 March 2021 26 March 2021
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021
(second sitting)
23 August 2021 17 September 2021
Criminal Division Circuit
(first sitting)
9 March 2020 3 April 2020
Criminal Division Circuit
(second sitting)
21 September 2020 16 October 2020

Sitting dates are subject to change.

Practitioners are encouraged to contact the Court with any questions in relation to circuit sittings. Contact details are located at the bottom of the page.

Hamilton sitting dates 2020/2021

Court

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Court of Appeal Circuit NA NA
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020 31 August 2020 18 September 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021 30 August 2021 17 September 2021
Criminal Division Circuit NA NA

Sitting dates are subject to change.

Practitioners are encouraged to contact the Court with any questions in relation to circuit sittings. Contact details are located at the bottom of the page.

Horsham sitting dates 2020/2021

Court

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Court of Appeal Circuit Cancelled Cancelled
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020 27 July 2020 14 August 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021 2 August 2021 20 August 2021
Criminal Division Circuit 11 May 2020 5 June 2020

Sitting dates are subject to change.

Practitioners are encouraged to contact the Court with any questions in relation to circuit sittings. Contact details are located at the bottom of the page.

Latrobe Valley (Morwell) sitting dates 2020/2021

Court

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Court of Appeal Circuit 11 March 2020 13 March 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020
(first sitting)
10 February 2020 6 March 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020
(second sitting)
27 July 2020 21 August 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021
(first sitting)
1 February 2021 26 February 2021
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021
(second sitting)
26 July 2021  20 August 2021
Criminal Division Circuit
(first sitting)
16 March 2020 3 April 2020
Criminal Division Circuit
(second sitting)
21 September 2020 16 October 2020

Sitting dates are subject to change.

Practitioners are encouraged to contact the Court with any questions in relation to circuit sittings. Contact details are located at the bottom of the page.

Mildura sitting dates 2020/2021

Court

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Court of Appeal Circuit NA NA
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020 1 June 2020 26 June 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021 10 May 2021 11 June 2021
Criminal Division Circuit
(first sitting)
27 January 2020 21 February 2020
Criminal Division Circuit
(second sitting)
13 June 2020 7 August 2020

Sitting dates are subject to change.

Practitioners are encouraged to contact the Court with any questions in relation to circuit sittings. Contact details are located at the bottom of the page.

Sale sitting dates 2020/2021

Court

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Court of Appeal Circuit NA NA
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020 4 May 2020 22 May 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021 7 June 2021 25 June 2021
Criminal Division Circuit NA NA

Sitting dates are subject to change.

Practitioners are encouraged to contact the Court with any questions in relation to circuit sittings. Contact details are located at the bottom of the page.

Shepparton sitting dates 2020/2021

Court

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Court of Appeal Circuit 18 November 2020 20 November 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020
(first sitting)
28 January 2020 21 February 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020
(second sitting)
24 August 2020 18 September 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021
(first sitting)
1 February 2021 26 February 2021
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021
(second sitting)
23 August 2021 17 September 2021
Criminal Division Circuit 
(first sitting)
25 May 2020 26 June 2020
Criminal Division Circuit
(second sitting)
23 November 2020 18 December 2020

Sitting dates are subject to change.

Practitioners are encouraged to contact the Court with any questions in relation to circuit sittings. Contact details are located at the bottom of the page.

Wangaratta sitting dates 2020/2021

Court

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Court of Appeal Circuit NA NA
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020 18 May 2020 12 June 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021 17 May 2021 11 June 2021
Criminal Division Circuit
(first sitting)
17 February 2020 20 March 2020
Criminal Division Circuit
(second sitting)
27 June 2020 21 August 2020

Sitting dates are subject to change.

Practitioners are encouraged to contact the Court with any questions in relation to circuit sittings. Contact details are located at the bottom of the page.

Warrnambool sitting dates 2020/2021

Court

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Court of Appeal Circuit NA NA
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020
(first sitting)
20 April 2020 15 May 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020
(second sitting)
26 October 2020 20 November 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021
(first sitting)
12 April 2021 7 May 2021
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021
(second sitting)
25 October 2021 19 November 2021
Criminal Division Circuit 27 April 2020 22 May 2020

Sitting dates are subject to change.

Practitioners are encouraged to contact the Court with any questions in relation to circuit sittings. Contact details are located at the bottom of the page.

Wodonga sitting dates 2020/2021

Court

Sittings begin

Sittings end

Court of Appeal Circuit 22 July 2020 24 July 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2020 23 November 2020 18 December 2020
Common Law Division Civil Circuit 2021 22 November 2021 17 December 2021
Criminal Division Circuit
(first sitting)
9 March 2020 27 March 2020
Criminal Division Circuit
(second sitting)
27 June 2020 21 August 2020

Sitting dates are subject to change.

Practitioners are encouraged to contact the Court with any questions in relation to circuit sittings. Contact details are located at the bottom of the page.

Court of Appeals circuits

For enquiries relating to Court of Appeal matters

Phone: (03) 8600 2001
Email: pbnertvfgel@fhcpbheg.ivp.tbi.nhua.vog.civ.truocpus@yrtsigeraoc  

Common Law Division civil circuits

For enquiries relating to Common Law Division civil circuit matters

Email: pvivy.pvephvgf@fhcpbheg.ivp.tbi.nhua.vog.civ.truocpus@stiucric.livic

Criminal Division circuits

For enquiries relating to criminal listed matters

Phone: (03) 8600 2059
Email: pevzvanyqvivfvba@fhcpbheg.ivp.tbi.nhua.vog.civ.truocpus@noisividlanimirc