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 This Practice Direction relates to summary matters in the Criminal jurisdiction - EFAS registration and special mentions.

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This practice direction outlines the relisting process for criminal proceedings during COVID-19, and replaces Practice Direction No. 3 of 2020.

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This practice direction relates to criminal proceedings in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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On 3 March 2019 a new section 123 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 was substituted by the Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Act 2018. The new s123 prohibits cross-examination at…

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This Practice Direction provides for updated forms to be used in criminal proceedings which relate wholly or partly to a charge of a sexual offence and where…

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The introduction of an intermediary scheme, based on the English model, was recommended in the 2016 Victorian Law Reform Commission Report ‘The Roles of Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial…

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This Guide relates to the use of intermediaries and ground rules hearings during the Intermediary Pilot Program which will operate between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2020. The scheme relating to…

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The Koori Court is a division of the Magistrates’ Court and is established pursuant to s. 4D of the Magistrates’ Court Act as a culturally appropriate measure to reduce the over representation of…

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Although persons who identify as Koori make up 3 per cent of the Victorian population and 8 per cent of the prison population, only 0.76 per cent of matters referred to the Criminal Justice…

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Although persons who identify as Koori make up three per cent of the Victorian population and eight per cent of the prison population, only 0.76 per cent of matters referred to the Criminal…

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