The Supreme Court of Victoria is following State and Commonwealth government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).

Last updated 21 October 2020 at 9am

General information

Victoria has plans in place to manage and control the risks of infectious diseases like coronavirus (COVID-19) and these plans are being reviewed and amended as information emerges.

If you have been impacted by coronavirus, and you are required to attend court soon, please notify the Prothonotary by emailing  cebgubabgnel@fhcpbheg.ivp.tbi.nhua.vog.civ.truocpus@yratonohtorp  as soon as possible to discuss the options available to you.

The Court will continue to update advice and information as we receive it.
 
For further information and guidance, please visit the DHHS page: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

 

Latest updates from the Court

21 October 2020 - Resumption of Criminal Jury Trials

21 October 2020 - Resumption of Criminal Jury Trials - Q&A

13 October 2020 - Orders admitting new lawyers to practise

1 October 2020 - Notice to the Profession - original wills - extension of time

25 September 2020 - Orders admitting new lawyers to practise

11 September 2020 - Orders admitting new lawyers to practise

7 September 2020 - Joint Statement: Victorian Courts and VCAT

24 August 2020 - Fast-tracking homicide matters to the Supreme Court

21 August 2020 - Operational updates in response to Coronavirus

19 August 2020 - Notice to the Profession - Probate Office 

6 August 2020 - Joint courts and VCAT statement on Stage 4 Coronavirus Restrictions

3 August 2020 - Latest direction from the Chief Health Officer

15 July 2020 - New health and safety measures

8 July 2020 - Jury trials recommencement delayed

15 June 2020 - Orders admitting new lawyers to practise

4 June 2020 - Orders admitting new lawyers to practise

26 May 2020 - Orders admitting new lawyers to practise

7 May 2020 - Electronic court books for virtual courtrooms

7 May 2020 - Updated - Guidance for criminal proceedings affected by coronavirus

7 May 2020 - Updated - Guidance for civil proceedings affected by coronavirus

6 May 2020 - Orders admitting new lawyers to practise

1 May 2020 - Information about accessing virtual hearings

1 May 2020 - Criminal Division trial by judge alone COVID-19 emergency protocol

23 April 2020 - Orders admitting new lawyers to practise

17 April 2020 - Guidance for criminal proceedings affected by coronavirus

17 April 2020 - Orders admitting new lawyers to practise

16 April 2020 - Notice to the Profession - Urgent Applications in the Commercial Court

16 April 2020 - Notice to the Profession - Practice Court (Common Law)

15 April 2020 - Guidance for civil proceedings affected by coronavirus

14 April 2020 - Orders admitting new lawyers to practise

09 April 2020 - Information about Virtual Hearings at the Court

07 April 2020  - Temporary changes to the Winding Up List

06 April 2020 - Updates to regional court work and circuit sittings

03 April 2020 - Orders admitting new lawyers to practise

31 March 2020 - Registry services updates

31 March 2020 - Orders admitting new lawyers to practise

31 March 2020 - Managing Crimes Mental Impairment Applications during COVID-19

30 March 2020 - Advice on temporary changes to Costs Court practice

30 March 2020 - Changes to the Probate Office

26 March 2020 - Common Law Division changes in response to COVID-19

20 March 2020 - Supreme Court changes in response to COVID-19

20 March 2020 - Statement from the Chief Justice of Victoria

18 March 2020 - Court user survey postponed

16 March 2020 - Statement from the Chief Justice of Victoria

16 March 2020 - Admission ceremonies suspended

15 March 2020 - New jury trials suspended from Monday, 16 March

Published on 21 October 2020