Correct at 3.00pm, Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
While VCAT venues are closed to the public including VCAT Magistrates' Court counters, VCAT is considered an essential service and will still be hearing some matters by telephone.
No face-to-face hearings are scheduled, and all non-critical cases listed up to and including 17 April 2020 will be adjourned for the foreseeable future. Residential Tenancies and Guardianship matters (and a small number of other critical matters) are being heard by telephone.
Magistrates Court of Victoria (including the Children’s Court)
All Magistrates’ Court venues remain open but to reduce the number of people in our buildings a range of non-urgent matters have been adjourned. Details below for criminal proceedings, civil jurisdiction, family violence protection and personal safety, and VOCAT matters.
County Court of Victoria
The County Court of Victoria has announced a series of changes to operations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and in response to the fact that new jury trials are unlikely to occur until the last quarter of 2020 at the earliest.
Supreme Court of Victoria
The Supreme Court of Victoria is changing the way it operates in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
To ensure the Court can continue to deliver core and vital services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Court is introducing a suite of changes to its processes and procedures.
Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia
There are changes to court operations.
See more at: http://www.familycourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fcoaweb/online-services/covid/covid-news-hp
Federal Court of Australia
See the update at the link below.