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 The body of the Practice Note will contain its new operative date and a history of amendments and a copy of the superseded version will be retained in the Practice Notes Archive.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

Annual Increase in scale costs – 2021

The new Supreme Court (Chapter I Appendices A and B Amendment) Rules 2021 amended Chapter I of the Rules of the Supreme Court to alter the Scale of Costs in Appendices A and B so as to provide for an…
Appendices A and B 19 March 2021 (pdf 243.95KB)

Service by Email

The Supreme Court (Chapter I Email Service Amendment) Rules 2017 SR No 32/2017 will come into effect from 1 August 2017. The amending Rules can be accessed here. The amendments require parties in…
Notice to the Profession Service by Email (docx 65.36KB) Service by Email (pdf 23.19KB)

Mortgage Recovery List in the Commercial Court

From 30 September 2019, a new Mortgage Recovery List will be established in the Commercial Court. The Mortgage Recovery List will be managed by Judicial Registrar Matthews.
Notice to the Profession Mortgage Recovery List in the Commercial Court (docx 65.25KB) Mortgage Recovery List in the Commercial Court (pdf 292.86KB)

Specialist Lists 2017: Judges-in-Charge - Term 3

List of Judges-in-Charge of the Specialist Lists for 2017 – Term 3
Notice to the Profession Specialist Lists 2017: Judges-in-Charge - Term 3 (pdf 223.44KB) Specialist Lists 2017: Judges-in-Charge - Term 3 (docx 68.19KB)

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)

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)

Double sided printing of court books and books of authorities

This Notice sets out the practice to be followed in the Supreme Court of Victoria (including the Court of Appeal) in respect of the form in which court books and books of authorities are to be…
Notice to the Profession Double sided printing of court books and books of authorities (pdf 20.83KB) Double sided printing of court books and books of authorities (docx 64.59KB)

Court of Appeal - Role of Junior Counsel

The Court of Appeal encourages the active participation of junior counsel in cases where two counsel are briefed for a party.
Notice to the Profession Court of Appeal - Role of Junior Counsel (pdf 188.28KB) Court of Appeal - Role of Junior Counsel (docx 49.30KB)