Areas of the Court

The judicial arm of the Court is made up of six key areas.

The Commercial Court was established in the Supreme Court in 2009. It is a specialist court that delivers intensive case management by judges with commercial expertise. The Commercial Court has its own dedicated registry to manage its administration.

The Common Law Division deals with claims in tort or contract law and is responsible for appeals and reviewing contested decisions coming from other courts and tribunals.

In the Criminal Law Division, the Court hears among the most serious criminal cases in Victoria, including cases of treason, murder, attempted murder and other major criminal matters.

The Costs Court hears and determines the assessment, settling, taxation or review of costs in the Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates' Court and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). It also hears costs disputes between legal practitioners and their clients.

We also handle urgent applications, for more information see advice on urgent matters.