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As the largest jurisdiction within Court Services Victoria, the Magistrates' Court has a proud history of providing justice for the people of Victoria. 

With 51 locations around the state, we handle approximately 90 per cent of matters that come before Victorian courts. We promote a genuine commitment to work / life balance, including:

  • additional leave options 
  • staff wellbeing programs 
  • flexible working conditions 
  • study assistance 
  • internal and external training 
  • career development opportunities.

We offer full time, part-time, ongoing and fixed-term positions across a diverse range of roles, as well as a trainee court registrar program.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria’s vision is that all employees access and enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, identity or cultural beliefs. The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women.

To view our current vacancies, see the Victorian Government careers website. Vacancies are listed under Court Services Victoria.  

Before you apply

You should learn as much as you can about the Magistrates’ Court role in Victoria’s court system.

When advertising a position, contact details are provided so you can seek more information about the role. If you decide to make contact, please help us to help you by preparing your questions in advance.

For information about the recruitment process, see the application process page on the Victorian Government careers website.

Work placement

With social distancing measures in place, the Magistrates’ Court has made the decision to cease the work experience program for young people aged under 18.

The Magistrates’ Court is continuing to offer school group visits to court venues, and offers a work placement program for university and TAFE students aged 18 and over.  

Interested students should follow the steps below.   

  • Contact your nearest Magistrates' Court and find out if a work placement is available. Organise a start date if the court has a placement.   
  • Complete a work placement arrangement form provided by your tertiary institution and send it to the Magistrates’ Court where you will be doing the work placement.
  • The Magistrates’ Court will complete its part of the form and post it back to you. 
  • Send the form to your tertiary institution so that they can complete the appropriate section. 
  • Send a copy of the form back to the relevant Magistrate’s Court so your placement can be confirmed.  
Last updated on 24 Jun 2020
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