Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List

The Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List provides for the efficient management of civil proceedings brought under Victorian and Commonwealth legislation providing for the restraint or forfeiture of property connected with criminal activity, principally the Confiscation Act 1997 (Vic) and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth).

Judge in Charge

The Honourable Justice J Forrest

Management of cases

Applications initiating a proceeding should continue to be made via the Practice Court Coordinator, who will make arrangements for the application to be heard by the Judge in Charge of the List or in the Practice Court. Subsequent directions hearings and short applications will generally be heard by the Judge in Charge on the first Monday of each month during the Court sitting period.  

2018 Directions days

5 February 2018

5 March 2018

9 April 2018

7 May 2018

4 June 2018

2 July 2018

6 August 2018

3 September 2018

1 October 2018

5 November 2018

3 December 2018

Further information and resources

Practice Note SC CL 12 Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List provides information on how to obtain a hearing time for applications as well as further guidance on management of proceedings in the List.

The Summary of relevant time limits provides general guidance on applicable time limits for automatic forfeiture and various applications under the legislation. Please note that this guide must be read subject to the provisions of all applicable legislation.

Standard orders for directions

Contact details

Enquiries should be directed to confiscation@supcourt.vic.gov.au (External link)