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MCV pending caseload as at the end of August 2022

The number of pending cases at the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria increased during 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A pending case is a matter that has been listed but is yet to be finalised.

Due to the nature of the court process, the Magistrates’ Court had an average of 70,000-80,000 matters pending prior to COVID-19.

As court operations were temporarily impacted early in the pandemic, the number of pending matters rose to a peak of 145,512 in December 2020.

Since then, the pending caseload has declined, with 101,451 matters pending at 31 August 2022.

The court has decreased pending cases by over 44,000 cases (30%) since the peak recorded in December 2020.

The use of online hearings, modernised court practice and expanded powers for judicial registrars enabled the court to maintain access to justice and progress matters through the system in a timely manner.

MCV pending caseload

Last updated on 19 Sep 2022
Last updated on 19 Sep 2022
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