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.

Read the guide: Requesting a judicial review.