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We are making changes at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court to improve facilities for court users. During this time, the way you access the building may change. Please follow signs and directions for your safety.

Melbourne Magistrates' Court

Change Court
233 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
GPO Box 882
Melbourne 3001
Monday : 8:30am - 4:30pm Tuesday : 8:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday : 8:30am - 4:30pm Thursday : 8:30am - 4:30pm Friday : 8:30am - 4:30pm Saturday : CLOSED Sunday : CLOSED

Bail and Remand Court (BaRC) is open from 8:30am to 9pm seven days a week.


Limited metered parking available. All-day parking in multi storey carparks nearby.

Available at this court

Criminal matters

The criminal jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court hears and determines all summary offences, some indictable offences and conducts committal hearings. 

Civil matters

The Magistrates’ Court can hear civil disputes up to the value of $100,000 arising from debts, claims for damages, other monetary disputes or equitable relief.

Intervention orders

There are two types of intervention orders that can be ordered in the Magistrates' Court. They are personal safety and family violence intervention orders. 

Drug Court

A post-sentence program focusing on the rehabilitation and treatment of offenders with a drug and/or alcohol dependency.

Koori Court

A court for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who have taken responsibility and pleaded guilty to a criminal offence. 

Bail support (CISP)

Support is available for eligible accused persons on bail through the Court Integrated Services Program (CISP).

Assessment and Referral Court (ARC)

A court list for accused persons who have a mental illness and/or a cognitive impairment. A cognitive impairment can include an intellectual disability, acquired brain injury or autism spectrum disorder.

Bail and Remand Court (BARC)

The court hears after-hours applications from across the metropolitan area, with police bringing accused into Melbourne for hearings from 10am to 9pm seven days a week.

Navigation and Triage (NAT)

Support is available for vulnerable people with limited support who will have their needs assessed and triaged by a staff member before their matter is called in court.

CISP Indictable Crime Stream (CISP ICS)

Support is available for eligible accused persons in the County Court or the indictable crime stream of the Magistrates' Court.

Facilities at this court

  • Accessible toilets
  • Hearing loop
  • Audio Visual Link
  • Toilets
  • Remote witness facility
  • Wheelchair access

Contact us

Enquiries P: (03) 9087 6111 E:
Committal registry F: (03) 9628 7733 E:
Criminal registry F: (03) 9628 7826 E:
Sexual offences list registry E:
Intervention order registry F: (03) 9628 7874 E:
Civil registry F: (03) 9628 7728 E:
Federal/Industrial listings E:
Drug Court P: (03) 9628 7983 E:
Diversion registry P: (03) 9628 7982 F: (03) 9628 7977 E:
Bail and Remand Court (BARC) E:
Court Integrated Services Program (CISP) P: (03) 9628 7975 F: (03) 9628 7976 E:
CISP Indictable Crime Stream (CISP ICS) P: (03) 7004 9732 E:
ARC intake P: (03) 9628 7975 F: (03) 9628 7976 E:
Navigation and Triage (NAT) P: (03) 9628 7975 E:
Last updated on 10 Apr 2024
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