Electronic document lodgement for the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria of Victoria is here.
The eDocs Portal is an electronic document lodgement solution that provides a web portal for external court users to securely exchange documents digitally with courts without the need for physical interaction.
eDocs Portal URL: www.edocsportal.courts.vic.gov.au
External court users will be able to use the eDocs Portal for electronic filing of new documents and to file on existing cases for all jurisdictions across the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and Children’s Court of Victoria, excluding child protection.
In addition to responding to challenges impacting court operations by COVID-19, eDocs offers a more efficient way to lodge court documents by enabling external court users to:
- submit and manage case documents electronically
- view, track and download documents filed as required
- receive email notifications and updates when documents have been progressed
- lodge payments and process refunds online (where relevant).
Refer to the eDocs Portal roll out schedule for the roll out sequence for external parties.
Forms in and out of scope for eDocs
Most forms are included in eDocs. However, there are a number of forms that are not included in the initial eDocs release, but may be included in future releases.
Refer to the forms quick reference guide for a summary of which forms can be filed with eDocs and which forms continue to be filed with current process, and the full list of forms able to be lodged in the eDocs Portal.
This is the first part of a broader new case management system that will be rolled out over the next few years.
The eDocs Portal is being implemented across Victoria from November 2020 through to January 2021. This means a staged roll out approach both for court locations and external court users. View the eDocs Portal roll out schedule for more information.
Please note: self-represented parties are not included in the implementation of eDocs.
Alternatively, you can view our frequently asked questions.