A judicial review is when a judge reviews a decision made by a Victorian lower court, tribunal, public official or body (for example, a local council, minister or public servant).
Judicial reviews are heard in the Trial Division of the Supreme Court.
The review examines whether the person who made the decision:
- had the power (was allowed) to make the decision
- obeyed all aspects of the law in making the decision
- considered everything that was legally relevant.
A judicial review does not re-consider the facts of the matter or focus on whether the decision was correct.
Read our guide for information on:
- what it means to request a judicial review
- what it means to represent yourself in a court proceeding
- court fees that apply
- stages in the process and what you do at each stage
- forms you need to complete
- documents you need to provide
- where to get more information and support.