Practice Notes provide information about particular aspects of the Court's practice, procedure and organisation. They sit alongside the Rules of Court to provide guidance in relation to the conduct of proceedings. Lawyers with the conduct of proceedings are expected to be familiar with their content and act in accordance with that guidance unless directed otherwise.

From 30 January 2017 the Court introduces a new system of publishing and organising its Practice Notes to make them easier to locate and navigate and ensure the information provided is up to date.

Each Practice Note is designated with the letter "SC" followed by an abbreviation denoting the Division of the Court to which it applies or the General designation followed by a number.

SC CA Court of Appeal
SC CC Commercial Court
SC CL Common Law Division
SC CR Criminal Division
SC GEN General

Where changes are made to a Practice Note, it will retain its designation. The body of the Practice Note will contain its new operative date and a history of amendments and a copy of the superseded version will be retained in the Practice Notes Archive.

Notices to the Profession provide information to practitioners about matters of a more temporal nature such as advising which judges are responsible for which specialist lists for the year; reminders to the profession about certain rules and practices if it appears there is confusion or non-compliance and notices from the Prothonotary or a Registrar about a matter of registry practice.

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SC GEN 19 Redcrest Electronic Case Management System (first revision)

This Practice Note makes provision for certain aspects of filing documents through RedCrest, the Court’s electronic filing system.
General SC GEN 19 RedCrest Electronic Case Management System (docx 57.79KB) SC GEN 19 RedCrest Electronic Case Management System (pdf 155.21KB)

Applications for extension of time under rule 64.08 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015

This Court of Appeal notice concerns a trial period of granting automatic time extensions of up to 14 days under rule 64.08. That trial period ends on 29 September 2019.
Court of Appeal Applications for extension of time under rule 64.08 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 (docx 43.01KB) Applications for extension of time under rule 64.08 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 (pdf 243.80KB)

SC CA 1 Criminal Appeals (First revision)

This Practice Note sets out the practice followed in Court of Appeal criminal applications for leave to appeal against conviction or sentence, and Crown appeals against sentence.
Court of Appeal SC CA 1 Criminal Appeals (docx 84.59KB) SC CA 1 Criminal Appeals (pdf 449.72KB)

SC CA 2 Criminal Interlocutory Appeals (First revision)

This Practice Note sets out the practice followed in Court of Appeal criminal interlocutory appeals and reserved questions of law.
Court of Appeal SC CA 2 Criminal Interlocutory Appeals (docx 83.09KB) SC CA 2 Criminal Interlocutory Appeals (pdf 315.28KB)

SC CA 3 Civil Appeals (First revision)

This Practice Note sets out the practice followed in Court of Appeal civil applications (including for leave to appeal) and appeals.
Court of Appeal SC CA 3 Civil Appeals (docx 200.75KB) SC CA 3 Civil Appeals (pdf 839.23KB)

SC CR 9 Joint Jurisdictional Practice Note for the Electronic Filing of Indictments

This Practice Note was issued on 29 August 2019 and applies to all criminal trials in the Supreme Court. The purpose of this Practice Note is to outline the procedure to be followed in relation to…
Criminal Division SC CR 9 Joint Jurisdictional Practice Note for the Electronic Filing of Indictments (docx 51.52KB) SC CR 9 Joint Jurisdictional Practice Note for the Electronic Filing of Indictments (pdf 168.49KB)

Electronic filing in the Criminal Division

Electronic filing ('eFiling') will be introduced in the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court of Victoria on 29 January 2019. From that date. eFiling will be mandatory for all criminal…
Criminal Division, Notice to the Profession Electronic filing in the Criminal Division (pdf 112.39KB)

SC CR 8 Case Management Procedure for Criminal Trials

This Practice Note was issued on 1 January 2019. The Practice Note applies to all matters listed for post-committal directions hearings on or after 1 January 2019. Practice Note SC CR 1 (…
Criminal Division SC CR 8 Case Management Procedure for Criminal Trials (docx 46.91KB) SC CR 8 Case Management Procedure for Criminal Trials (pdf 244.67KB)

SC CR 1 Case Management Procedure for Criminal Trials (First revision)

This Practice Note was issued on 1 January 2017 and replaced Practice Notes No. 4 of 2010 and No. 6 of 2014. The Practice Note, as revised, applies to all matters listed for post-committal…
Criminal Division SC CR 1 Case Management Procedure for Criminal Trials (First revision) (docx 45.95KB) SC CR 1 Case Management Procedure for Criminal Trials (First revision) (pdf 186.37KB)

SC CL 13 Property List (First revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide guidance on the operation of the Property List, a case management list within the Common Law Division of the Court. This version (the First revision…
Common Law Division SC CL 13 Property List (First revision) (docx 57.63KB) SC CL 13 Property List (First revision) (pdf 170.46KB)