Sexual offences list - Practice Direction 2 of 2015
Section 4R of the Magistrates’ Court Act 1989 provided for the establishment of the Sexual Offences List (“SOL”) from 1 December 2006.
For the purposes of the SOL:
“Sexual Offence” includes any offence involving a sexual act or an attempt to commit a sexual act or an act alleged to have been committed for the purpose of committing a sexual act.
This Practice Direction applies only to suburban venues of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria (the Court) other than the Court at Melbourne, where the complainant in a sexual offence prosecution is a child under the age of 18 years.