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The last sitting day for 2019 is Thursday 19 December 2019. The court  will resume sitting on Monday 6 January 2020.

During the non-sitting period, Magistrates' Court registries across the…

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Statement from Chief Magistrate Peter Lauritsen

I have read the article appearing in the Herald Sun today regarding Magistrate Rozencwajg.
I have complete confidence…

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Statement from Chief Magistrate Peter Lauritsen

I wish to congratulate Her Honour Judge Lisa Hannan on her appointment as the next Chief Magistrate.

Judge Hannan…

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Statement from Chief Magistrate

There has been controversy in some sections of the media this week about the sentence imposed on Mr James Haberfield on…

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Court Services Victoria has today announced the engagement of Journal Technologies to implement the new case management system (CMS) for the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and the Children’s Court…

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On 29 January 2019, the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria commenced a pilot of the use of bar table phones at Frankston (…

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Members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community experiencing family violence will soon be able to access…

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On Monday 21 May, the Dandenong Drug Court team hosted an event to hand over a piece of exceptional artwork to Motorcyclists Advocating Child Empowerment (MACE). 

The artwork was by…

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Come and unlock your law at Courts Open Day on Saturday 18 May.

Courts Open Day gives Victorians the opportunity to go behind the scenes and enjoy a free program of tours, mock trials,…

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It's been a busy two years for the Melbourne Drug Court. There have been:

  • 288 referrals accepted
  • 211 assessments for suitability
  • 12 graduations, with three more to…
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