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Melbourne Magistrates' Court

Change Court
233 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
GPO Box 882
Melbourne 3001
Monday : 8:30am - 10:00pm Tuesday : 8:30am - 10:00pm Wednesday : 8:30am - 10:00pm Thursday : 8:30am - 10:00pm Friday : 8:30am - 10:00pm Saturday : 8:30am - 10:00pm Sunday : 8:30am - 10:00pm

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 a 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. 

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 support (CISP)

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

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
Drug Court P: (03) 9628 7983 E:
Court Integrated Services Program (CISP) P: (03) 9628 7975 F: (03) 9628 7976 E:
ARC intake P: (03) 9628 7975 F: (03) 9628 7976 E:
Diversion registry P: (03) 9628 7982 F: (03) 9628 7977 E:
Last updated on 09 Dec 2022
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