Contributors: Greg Connellan, Magistrate; Benjamin Lindner, Barrister
Australia maintains a hierarchical court system ascending from the Magistrates‘, County, Supreme and High Court. The Family Court and the Federal Court operate alongside this hierarchy. Each state and territory has their own laws and court system. Victoria also has a specialist Children’s Court.
In Victoria there is a separate, specialist Children’s Court, which is discussed in detail in Chapter 1.4: The Children’s Court. For more information about the Children’s Court, go to childrenscourt.vic.gov.au.
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