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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 The body of the Practice Note will contain its new operative date and a history of amendments and a copy of the superseded version will be retained in the Practice Notes Archive.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 3 Authorities and Legislation

The purpose of this Practice Note is to set out the requirements in relation to the citation of authorities and legislation and the provision of those to the Court and other parties.
General SC GEN 3 Authorities and Legislation (docx 51.11KB) SC GEN 3 Authorities and Legislation (pdf 128.63KB)

Notice to Practitioners 2014 - International Wills

The purpose of this notice is to advise practitioners that the Wills Amendment (International Wills) Act 2012 will commence operation on 10 March 2015.
Notice to the Profession Notice to Practitioners 2014 - International Wills (pdf 38.30KB) Notice to Practitioners 2014 - International Wills (doc 56.00KB)

Notice to the profession - Applications in Associate Judges' Practice Court 2

Notice to the Profession Notice to the profession - Applications in Associate Judges' Practice Court 2 (pdf 230.59KB) Notice to the profession - Applications in Associate Judges' Practice Court 2 (doc 658.50KB)

Notice to Practitioners 2013 - VLRC Succession Laws Final Report

Notice to the Profession Notice to Practitioners 2013 - VLRC Succession Laws Final Report (pdf 116.30KB) Notice to Practitioners 2013 - VLRC Succession Laws Final Report (doc 1.14MB)

Notice to Practitioners 2013 - Reseal Advertisements

Notice to the Profession Notice to Practitioners 2013 - Reseal Advertisements (pdf 72.84KB) Notice to Practitioners 2013 - Reseal Advertisements (doc 1.12MB)

Notice to Practitioners 2010 - Online Searches

Notice to the Profession Notice to Practitioners 2010 - Online Searches (pdf 55.17KB) Notice to Practitioners 2010 - Online Searches (doc 391.50KB)

Notice to Practitioners 2010 - Benefit Under a Will

Notice to the Profession Notice to Practitioners 2010 - Benefit Under a Will (pdf 63.23KB)

Notice to Practitioners 2003 - Simultaneous Deaths

Common Law Division Notice to Practitioners 2003 - Simultaneous Deaths (pdf 62.08KB)

Notice to Practitioners 2009 - Online Advertisements and Relationships Act 2008

Notice to the Profession Notice to Practioners 2009 - POAS & Relationships Act 2008 (pdf 109.26KB)

Notice to Practitioners 2008 - Probate Online Initiative

Notice to the Profession Notice to Practioners 2008 - Probate Online Initiative (pdf 64.89KB)