The Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List provides for the efficient management of civil proceedings brought under Victorian and Commonwealth legislation providing for the restraint or forfeiture of property connected with criminal activity, principally the Confiscation Act 1997 (Vic) and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth).

Judge in Charge

The Honourable Justice J Forrest

Management of cases

Applications initiating a proceeding should continue to be made via the Practice Court Coordinator, who will make arrangements for the application to be heard by the Judge in Charge of the List or in the Practice Court. Subsequent directions hearings and short applications will generally be heard by the Judge in Charge on the first Monday of each month during the Court sitting period.  

Directions days

6 February 2017

6 March 2017

3 April 2017

1 May 2017

5 June 2017

19 June 2017

14 August 2017

4 September 2017

2 October 2017

13 November 2017

4 December 2017

Further information and resources

Practice Note SC CL 12 Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List provides information on how to obtain a hearing time for applications as well as further guidance on management of proceedings in the List.

The Summary of relevant time limits provides general guidance on applicable time limits for automatic forfeiture and various applications under the legislation. Please note that this guide must be read subject to the provisions of all applicable legislation.

Standard orders for directions

Contact details

Enquiries should be directed to (External link)