Regional Circuit Court calendar

The regional Circuit Court calendar lists all Court of Appeal, Civil and Criminal Division sittings dates scheduled for 2017 and 2018. Please note, dates listed are subject to change. The Circuit Court sits in 12 regional districts of Victoria:

  • Ballarat
  • Mildura
  • Bendigo
  • Sale
  • Geelong
  • Shepparton
  • Hamilton
  • Wangaratta
  • Horsham
  • Warrnambool
  • Latrobe Valley (Morwell)
  • Wodonga

Circuit sittings calendar 2017

Below is a list of the Court of Appeal, civil and criminal circuit sittings for 2017. These dates are subject to change.

Court of Appeal

Circuit Sittings begin Sittings end
Latrobe Valley (Morwell) 20 February 22 February
Geelong 31 July 2 August

Common Law Division civil circuit

Circuit Sittings begin Sittings end
Bendigo 31 January 24 February
Latrobe Valley (Morwell) 23 February 3 March
Geelong 14 March 7 April
Warrnambool 24 April 19 May
Sale 8 May 26 May
Shepparton / Wangaratta (held at Wangaratta)
Note: no sittings at Shepparton in 2017 due to court redevelopment
22 May 23 June
Mildura 17 July 11 August
Geelong 31 July 25 August
Horsham 31 July 18 August
Latrobe Valley (Morwell) 14 August 8 September
Bendigo 28 August 22 September
Hamilton 4 September 22 September
Ballarat 25 September 20 October
Warrnambool 25 September 20 October
Latrobe Valley (Morwell) 23 October 3 November
Wodonga 20 November 15 December

Criminal Division circuit

Circuit Sittings begin Sittings end
Geelong 6 February 17 March
Wangaratta 6 February 24 February
Bendigo 14 March 12 April
Horsham 20 March 7 April
Latrobe Valley (Morwell0 17 April 12 May
Ballarat 29 May 30 June
Sale 5 June 30 June
Hamilton
Note: nominal only, as the court does not have suitable custody facilities
3 July 21 July
Warrnambool 24 July 18 August
Geelong 21 August 15 September
Wodonga 28 August 22 September
Mildura 25 September 20 October
Bendigo 23 October 17 November
Ballarat 20 November 15 December

Circuit sittings calendar - 2018

Below is a list of the Court of Appeal, civil and criminal Trial Division circuits for 2018. These dates are subject to change and the dates listed for the first Shepparton circuit are subject to confirmation.

Court of Appeal

Circuit Sittings begin Sittings end
Shepparton 12 February 15 February

Common Law Division civil circuit

Circuit Sittings begin Sittings end
Bendigo 29 January 23 February
Latrobe Valley (Morwell) 19 February 2 March
Geelong 4 April 27 April
Warrnambool 23 April 18 May
Sale 7 May 25 May
Wangaratta 21 May 22 June
Mildura 16 July 17 August
Geelong 31 July 25 August
Horsham 30 July 17 August
Latrobe Valley (Morwell) 13 August 7 September
Bendigo 27 August 21 September
Shepparton 27 August 21 September
Hamilton 3 September 21 September
Ballarat 1 October 26 October
Warrnambool 1 October 26 October
Latrobe Valley (Morwell) 22 October 2 November
Wodonga 19 November 14 December

Criminal Division circuit

Circuit Sittings begin Sittings end
Geelong 29 January 2 March
Wangaratta 29 January 16 February
Bendigo 26 February 23 March
Horsham 26 February 16 March
Latrobe Valley (Morwell0 26 March 20 April
Ballarat 7 May 8 June
Shepparton 7 May 8 June
Hamilton
Note: nominal only, as the court does not have suitable custody facilities
2 July 20 July
Warrnambool 23 July 17 August
Geelong 20 August 14 September
Wodonga 27 August 21 September
Mildura 24 September 19 October
Bendigo 22 October 16 November
Ballarat 19 November 14 December

Contact details

Practitioners are encouraged to contact the Court with any questions in relation to circuit sittings. 

Court of Appeal circuits

For enquiries relating to Court of Appeal matters email: coaregistry@supcourt.vic.gov.au (External link) 

Common Law Division civil circuits

For enquiries relating to Common Law Division civil circuit matters email: civil.circuits@supcourt.vic.gov.au (External link).

Criminal Division circuits

For enquiries relating to criminal listed matters email: criminaldivision@supcourt.vic.gov.au (External link)