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 The body of the Practice Note will contain its new operative date and a history of amendments and a copy of the superseded version will be retained in the Practice Notes Archive.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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Applications for extension of time under rule 64.08 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015

This Notice advises practitioners that, for a trial period, applications to the Court of Appeal for extensions of 14 days or less under rule 64.08 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules…
Notice to the Profession Applications for extension of time under rule 64.08 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 (pdf 207.13KB) Applications for extension of time under rule 64.08 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 (docx 40.31KB)

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 Law Division, Notice to the Profession Electronic filing in the Criminal Division (pdf 112.39KB)

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 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 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)

SC CL 12 Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List (First revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide guidance on the operation of the Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List, a case management list within the Common Law Division of the Court. This…
Common Law Division SC CL 12 Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List (First revision) (docx 60.42KB) SC CL 12 Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List (First revision) (pdf 165.72KB)

Fast Track Pilot - Motor Vehicle Accident Damages Proceedings

The Supreme Court is introducing a pilot ‘fast-track’ case management procedure for single defendant, quantum only MVA Proceedings where the parties have participated in the Protocols. The Pilot is…
Notice to the Profession Notice to the Profession - Fast Track Pilot Motor Vehicle Accident Damages Proceedings (docx 67.19KB) Notice to the Profession - Fast Track Pilot Motor Vehicle Accident Damages Proceedings (pdf 320.70KB)

SC CL 11 Employment and Industrial List (First revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide guidance on the operation of the Employment and Industrial List, a case management list within the Common Law Division of the Court. This version of…
Common Law Division SC CL 11 Employment and Industrial List (First revision) (docx 61.77KB) SC CL 11 Employment and Industrial List (First revision) (pdf 181.00KB)

SC CL 3 Personal Injuries List (Second revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide guidance on the procedures to be followed in the Personal Injuries List, a case management list within the Common Law Division of the Court. This…
Common Law Division SC CL 3 Personal Injuries List (Second revision) (docx 71.29KB) SC CL 3 Personal Injuries List (Second revision) (pdf 263.90KB)

SC GEN 11 Costs Court (Second revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to set out practice in relation to various matters in the Costs Court. This Practice Note (the Second revision) commenced on 1 October 2018. It replaces the…
Common Law Division SC GEN 11 Costs Court (Second revision) (docx 72.44KB) SC GEN 11 Costs Court (Second revision) (pdf 394.78KB)