In accordance with public health advice during the lockdown restrictions in place from 8pm on 5 August 2021, physical attendance for hearings in the Supreme Court will be limited to essential matters that cannot proceed remotely.
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Updated: 12 August 2021
Please see Judicial Support Contacts to contact the chambers of the presiding judicial officer regarding the arrangements in individual matters or contact Registry on 8600 2000.
The arrangements under the Notice to the Profession issued on 17 May 2021 remain suspended.
No new jury trials will commence in metropolitan Melbourne during the lockdown.
COVID-Safety measures are in place across all buildings for on-site attendances that are authorised. Public entrances will be open. QR recording systems remain in place at each building’s security screening area.
Face masks are required to be worn in all Supreme Court of Victoria buildings, as well as outside, subject to the exemptions. Masks can be provided at the security screening point if required.
The Supreme Court Registry and Probate Office remain operational. Please telephone the Registry Services team or the Probate Office to discuss alternatives to in-person attendance or to make an appointment if attendance is essential. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org@yratonohtorp .