An introduction to the courts: Contacts

Victorian state courts

Children’s Court of Victoria
Melbourne CBD location:
477 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 8638 3300
Email: melbourneregistry@courts.vic.gov.au
Web: www.childrenscourt.vic.gov.au
The Children’s Court hears matters at locations throughout metropolitan and country Victoria; see the court’s website for addresses.

Coroners Court of Victoria
At the State Coronial Services Centre,
65 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, Melbourne Vic 3006
Tel: 1300 309 519
Email: courtadmin@coronerscourt.vic.gov.au
Web: www.coronerscourt.vic.gov.au

Costs Court
Fourth floor, 436 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel (party–party matters): 8600 2155
Tel (solicitor–client matters): 8600 2162
Email: costs.court@supcourt.vic.gov.au
Web: www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au/law-and-practice/areas-of-the-court/costs-court

County Court of Victoria
250 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel (general queries): 8636 6888
Tel (common law registry): 8636 6515
Tel (commercial registry): 8636 6690
Tel (criminal registry): 8636 6570
Tel (civil registry): 8636 6508
Email (common law matters): commonlaw.registry@countycourt.vic.gov.au
Email (commercial matters): commercial.registry@countycourt.vic.gov.au
Email (criminal matters): criminal.registry@countycourt.vic.gov.au
Web: www.countycourt.vic.gov.au

County Koori Court of Victoria
Tel: 8636 6083
Email: countykooricourt@countycourt.vic.gov.au
Web: www.countycourt.vic.gov.au/learn-about-court/court-divisions/county-koori-court

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
Email: customerassistance@courts.vic.gov.au
Web: www.mcv.vic.gov.au
There are Magistrates’ Courts throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria; see the court’s website for addresses.

Supreme Court of Victoria
210 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 8600 2000
Web: www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au

Commonwealth courts

Family Court of Australia
Melbourne CBD location: Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 1300 352 000
Email: enquiries@familylawcourts.gov.au
Web: www.familycourt.gov.au
The Family Court of Australia also hears matters in Dandenong; see the court’s website for address details.

Federal Circuit Court of Australia
Melbourne CBD location: Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000|
Tel: 1300 352 000; 8600 3333
Email: vicreg@fedcourt.gov.au
Web: www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au
In Victoria, the Federal Circuit Court also hears matters in Ballarat, Bendigo, Dandenong, Geelong, Mildura, Morwell, Shepparton and Warrnambool.

Federal Court of Australia
Victorian court location: Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 8600 3333
Email: vicreg@fedcourt.gov.au
Web: www.fedcourt.gov.au

High Court of Australia
Melbourne registry office:
Level 17, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 8600 3001
Email: melbourne.registry@hcourt.gov.au
Web: www.hcourt.gov.au

Judicial complaints

Judicial Commission of Victoria
Tel: 9084 9600
Email: enquiries@judicialcommission.vic.gov.au 
Web: www.judicialcommission.vic.gov.au

Tribunals

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)
Level 4, 15 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 1800 228 333
Email: generalreviews@aat.gov.au 
Web: www.aat.gov.au

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
Tel: 1300 018 228
Email: admin@vcat.vic.gov.au 
Web: www.vcat.vic.gov.au
VCAT hears matters in venues throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria; see VCAT’s website.

Mediation

Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV)
Level 4, 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 1300 372 888
Email: dscv@justice.vic.gov.au
Web: www.disputes.vic.gov.au
DSCV has offices in Ballarat, Bendigo, Box Hill, Collingwood, Dandenong, Geelong, Horsham, Mildura, Morwell, Shepparton, Wangaratta and Warrnambool.

Juries

Juror Support Program
Tel: 1300 360 364
Web: www.juriesvictoria.vic.gov.au/individuals/support-for-jurors

Juries Victoria
Tel: 8636 6800
Email: info@juries.vic.gov.au
Web: www.juriesvictoria.vic.gov.au

Legal documents

Honorary Justice Services Support
Tel: 8684 4117
Email: jp@justice.vic.gov.au
Web: www.justice.vic.gov.au/justices

Law Institute of Victoria
Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 9607 9311
Email: inquiries@liv.asn.au 
Web: www.liv.asn.au

Victorian Government Department of Justice and Community Safety
Tel: 8684 0000; 1300 365 111 (country callers)
Web: www.justice.vic.gov.au

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