The Judicial Review and Appeals List covers proceedings relating to the judicial review of or statutory appeal from the conduct or decisions of lower courts, tribunals and other external persons or bodies.
Proceedings which should be initiated in the Judicial Review and Appeals List include:
- Judicial review applications;
- Appeals from an order of the Magistrates' Court on a question of law;
- Appeals from an order of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) on a question of law;
- Appeals from an order of the Children's Court on a question of law;
- Referrals for determination of a question of law under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.
Inclusion in the Judicial Review and Appeals List is not appropriate for proceedings which fall within another specialist case management list of the Court.
Judges in Charge
The Honourable Justice Cavanough
The Honourable Justice Ginnane
Users of the List should note important procedural changes from 1 May 2018.
- Practice Note SC CL 9 (Second revision) provides detailed guidance on how Judicial Review and Appeals List proceedings are managed by the Court.
Forms and template orders
- The Hearing Date Information Form should be used when seeking a hearing date for a summons for directions or other summons (see paras 6.2 and 6.8 of Practice Note SC CL 9)
- Template orders for directions are available for the most common types of proceedings in the List and may be adapted as necessary.
Communications, including enquiries about directions and interlocutory applications, should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any correspondence with the Court must be sent simultaneously to all other parties and must be confined to uncontroversial matters. Requests for legal or procedural advice will not be answered. For further information about communication with the Court, see para 6 of Practice Note SC Gen 4 "Custom and Protocol".
Self-represented litigants will find useful information about the Court's processes here.