Genuinely urgent applications (applications which must be heard and determined within a very short period of time) in Common Law Division and Commercial Court proceedings are heard in the Practice Court (Common Law), or by the Commercial Court Duty Judge (if there is no judge allocated to manage the proceeding).

Urgent applications in Common Law Division and Commercial Court proceedings are heard in the Practice Court (Common Law) or by the Commercial Court Duty Judge (if there is no Judge allocated to manage the proceeding). Urgent applications in Criminal Division and Costs Court proceedings are heard as directed by the Registry Services team. 

Non-urgent applications in those divisions are allocated to the appropriate case management list or specialist list for hearing .

Please note

Where necessary, arrangements can be made to hear after hours urgent applications, being applications which arise outside of the Court’s business hours of 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday and Friday, or on a weekend or public holiday.

The process for urgent applications vary between the divisions. To ensure you are following the correct process please use the link below that is relevant to your application.

Common Law Division

Process in the Practice Court (Common Law) can be found on the Urgent Applications - Practice Court page.

Commercial Court

The process for proceedings before the Commercial Court Duty Judge can be found under the Urgent Applications section on the Commercial Court page.

Criminal Division

Processes are obtained by contacting the Criminal Division Registry . Details can be found under the Contact Details section at the bottom of the Criminal Division page.

Costs Court

Processes are obtained by contacting the Costs Court Coordinator. Details can be found under the Contact Details section at the bottom of the Costs Court page.

Please note that 'business hours' below mean between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday and 'outside hours' is any time outside of the usual business hours, including weekends and public holidays.

Common Law Division – Practice Court (Common Law)

Business hours

Please contact the Practice Court Coordinator

Phone: (03) 8600 2036 
Email: cenpgvpr.pbheg@fhcpbheg.ivp.tbi.nhua.vog.civ.truocpus@truoc.ecitcarp

Outside hours

Please contact the associate to the judge in the Practice Court

Phone: 0412 251 757 
(if unavailable, Practice Court Coordinator - 0419 303 981)

Commercial Court - Commercial Court Duty Judge

Business hours

Please contact the Commercial Court Registry

Phone: (03) 8600 2002

Outside hours

Please contact the Duty Judge Associate 

Phone: 0439 153 522 
(if unavailable, Assistant Registrar - 0447 054 310)

Criminal Division

Business hours

Please contact the Criminal Division Registry 

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

Outside hours

Please refer to the Common Law Division outside hours contact information.

Costs Court

Business hours

Please contact the Costs Court Coordinator 

Phone (03) 8600 2155 
Email: pbfgf.pbheg@fhcpbheg.ivp.tbi.nhua.vog.civ.truocpus@truoc.stsoc  

Outside hours

Please refer to the Common Law Division Outside Hours contact information above.