The Court of Appeal hears appeals against criminal and civil decisions made by judges, and in some instances associate judges, in the Supreme Court and County Court jurisdictions. The Court of Appeal also hears appeals of decisions made by judges sitting at VCAT.
The Court of Appeal hears civil appeals from the Supreme Court, County Court and some VCAT matters. Find out more about civil appeals.
The Court of Appeal hears appeals against criminal convictions from the Supreme or County Courts. It also hears interlocutory appeals in criminal matters. Find out more about criminal appeals.
From June 2017 the Court of Appeal commenced a six month pilot of making audio-visual recordings of hearings publicly available through its website. Some types of hearings are excluded from the pilot.
While all hearings are open to the public, footage is being provided to enable greater transparency and accessibility of hearings in the Court of Appeal.
Court of Appeal registry
Registry staff can assist you with information about appeal procedure but cannot provide legal advice.
All material can be filed electronically. If a fee is required to file your documents please see civil appeals for information about how to file, otherwise email your documents or correspondence to the Court of Appeal registry ,
Contact the Court of Appeal registry with any other enquiries.
The Court of Appeal provides forms for use in criminal and civil matters.
The Court of Appeal monitors how it is performing in relation to cases initiated, cases finalised and cases pending.
Court of Appeal sittings
A Court of Appeal bench is generally made up of three judges, though this depends on the type of matter being heard. Under the new civil appeal reforms we expect more matters to be heard by a single judge of appeal.
All Court of Appeal hearings are open for the public to view, unless a direction is made by a judge for the hearing to be closed. All hearings listed for the following day are updated every afternoon. Notices showing the daily hearing list are also placed on the Ground Floor of the Court building each morning.