With the easing of restrictions from 28 July 2021, the Court will adjust its operations in accordance with public health advice, continuing to use a mixture of virtual and in-person hearings.
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The empanelment of new juries will resume in line with continuing exemptions from density limits and physical distancing.
In all other matters, density limits and distancing requirements are to be observed. In order to ensure these requirements can be met, parties in upcoming matters wishing to proceed with an in-person hearing should make a request to do so through the chambers of the presiding judicial officer or relevant registry. The request should provide information about the need for an in-person hearing and information to enable an assessment to be made about whether a suitable courtroom will be available. This form for in-person hearings provides a helpful guide to the information required for courtroom allocations.
The arrangements under the Notice to the Profession issued on 17 May 2021 remain suspended.
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. The Registry Services team and Probate Office can be contacted on 8600 2000.
COVID-Safety measures are in place across all buildings for on-site attendances. 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.
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 .