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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 The body of the Practice Note will contain its new operative date and a history of amendments and a copy of the superseded version will be retained in the Practice Notes Archive.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 CL 6 Trusts, Equity and Probate List (First revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedures to be followed in the Trusts, Equity and Probate List. The List is a case management list within the Common Law Division of the Court…
Common Law Division SC CL 6 Trusts, Equity and Probate List (First revision) (docx 61.67KB) SC CL 6 Trusts, Equity and Probate List (First revision) (pdf 177.96KB)

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 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)

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 4 Major Torts List

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedures to be followed in the Major Torts List. The List is a case management list within the Common Law Division of the Supreme Court of…
Common Law Division SC CL 4 Major Torts - 13 October 2020 (pdf 201.65KB) SC CL 4 Major Torts - 13 October 2020 (docx 67.87KB)

Notice to the Profession - Launch of RedCrest-Probate - 1 July 2020

The Supreme Court has undergone enormous changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now in a position to launch RedCrest-Probate effective from 1 July 2020.
Notice to the Profession Launch of RedCrest-Probate (pdf 69.85KB)

Pilot webcasting of proceedings

From 1 June 2017 the Court of Appeal will commence a pilot of making audio-visual recordings of its criminal hearings publicly available through the Supreme Court of Victoria’s website. Some types of…
Notice to the Profession Pilot webcasting of proceedings (as at 16 July 2018) (docx 48.34KB) Pilot webcasting of proceedings (as at 16 July 2018) (pdf 310.91KB)

Proceedings in the Commercial Court Taxation List (First revision)

As from the date of this Notice, Victorian Taxation Appeals are to be initiated in the Commercial Court Taxation List. Commencing 2 January 2018, all Taxation List proceedings are to be filed in…
Notice to the Profession Proceedings in the Commercial Court Taxation List (First revision) (docx 70.70KB) Proceedings in the Commercial Court Taxation List (First revision) (pdf 199.43KB)

Notice to Practitioners 2004 - Sureties and Death Certificates

Notice to the Profession Notice to Practitioners - Sureties and Death Certificates (pdf 75.49KB) Notice to Practitioners - Sureties and Death Certificates (doc 387.00KB)