Contacts: An introduction to the courts

Victorian state courts

Children’s Court of Victoria

477 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 8638 3300

Email: melbourneregistry@childrenscourt.vic.gov.au

Web: www.childrenscourt.vic.gov.au

Coroners Court of Victoria

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 (Courts 7 and 8, Hearing Rooms 1 and 2)

Tel (party–party matters): 9603 9393

Tel (solicitor–client matters): 9603 9324

Email: costs.court@supremecourt.vic.gov.au

County Court of Victoria

250 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 8636 6510 (general enquries), 8636 6508 (civil registry), 8636 6570 (criminal registry)

Email: civil.counter@countycourt.vic.gov.au (civil matters), crim.reg@countycourt.vic.gov.au (criminal matters)

Web: www.countycourt.vic.gov.au

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Melbourne Magistrates’ Court,

233 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9628 7777

Email: customerassistance@magistratescourt.vic.gov.au

Web: www.magistratescourt.vic.gov.au

Supreme Court of Victoria

210 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9603 9300

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

Web: www.hcourt.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)

55 King Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 018 228

Email: admin@vcat.vic.gov.au

Web: www.vcat.vic.gov.au

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 also has offices in Ballarat, Bendigo, Box Hill, Collingwood, Dandenong, Geelong, Horsham, Mildura, Morwell, Shepparton, Wangaratta and Warrnambool.

Juries

Juries Commissioner’s Office

County Court Building,
Ground floor, 250 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 8636 6800

Email: info@juries.vic.gov.au

Web: www.courts.vic.gov.au/jury-service

Legal documents

Honorary Justice Office

GPO Box 4349, Melbourne Vic 3001

Tel: 8684 4117

Email: jp@justice.vic.gov.au

Web: www.justice.vic.gov.au/justices

Law Institute of Victoria

470 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9607 9311

Email: inquiries@liv.asn.au

Web: www.liv.asn.au

Victorian Government Department of Justice and Regulation

GPO Box 4356, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 8684 0000

Web: www.justice.vic.gov.au