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The Supreme Court will resume a mix of virtual and in-person hearings


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Last updated 17 February 2021

With the end of the circuit-breaker restrictions, the Supreme Court will revert to the previous mode of operations continuing to use of mixture of virtual and in-person hearings. Parties in hearings currently in progress will be advised of any changes to the mode of hearing

COVID-Safety measures remain in place across all buildings. Public entrances will be open. QR recording systems remain in place at each building’s security screening area. 

Face masks will be required to be worn indoors in all Supreme Court of Victoria (SCV) buildings, subject to the exemptions. Masks can be provided at the security screening point if required.  

The Court will be continuing to encourage attendance at a Supreme Court Registry or the Probate Office by appointment. Please telephone the Registry Services team or the Probate Office to discuss possible alternatives to in person attendance or to make an appointment. The Registry Services team and Probate Office can be contacted on 8600 2000.  

If you are subject to a requirement to isolate, feel unwell or have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, do not attend at Court and notify the Registry by calling the Prothonotary on 03 8600 2023 or emailing cebgubabgnel@fhcpbheg.ivp.tbi.nhua.vog.civ.truocpus@yratonohtorp  

Jurisdiction-specific operations

Please check the websites of each other jurisdiction for jurisdiction-specific changes.

Read the statement from the Chief Justice of Victoria.

Published on 17 February 2021