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The following update is from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chair of Courts Council, Anne Ferguson, on behalf of the Victorian courts and VCAT.


This news article may contain information that has since been updated or revised. To view current changes to Court operations related to COVID-19 visit the coronavirus information page.

Last updated 12 April 2021

We welcome the new public health advice about the relaxation of some COVID-19 restrictions that previously applied to the Victorian courts and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

We will review our processes in light of the new advice from public health authorities and any further guidance from occupational health and safety authorities. Current settings will be maintained while this occurs. 

When changes can be made safely to the way we operate they will be implemented progressively. Further information will be provided about changes as they occur. 

There have been many learnings through this pandemic and we hope to take the best of what we have been able to achieve and apply it to our work going forward for the benefit of the community. 

The road ahead still has challenges for the Courts and VCAT, but we approach our task with optimism and gratitude to all those who have worked with us and continue to contribute to the administration of justice in Victoria.

Published on 12 April 2021