Victoria's courts and tribunals interpret the law, decide who is right or wrong in a dispute and sentence or impose penalties on those who have broken the law.
The three main courts operating in Victoria are the Supreme Court, the County Court, and Magistrates' Court. There are also a number of specialised courts, including the Children's Court, the Coroners Court and the Koori Court.
Tribunals are usually less formal than courts and resolve a broad range of disputes, such as arguments between consumers and businesses or between landlords and tenants as well as claims such as immigration or social security disputes.
Tribunals that operate in Victoria include Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT).
Visit the individual court and tribunal websites listed at the bottom of the page for specific information about each one.
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- View daily court lists and sittings (External link)
- Know what happens when going to court (External link)
- Find out about jury service (External link)
- Find legal assistance
- Download an affidavit form
- Download a statutory declaration form
- Download an expression of interest form for judicial appointments
- View judicial salaries and entitlements
- Report a complaint or concern about a judicial officer or VCAT member (External link)