Confiscation List

Practice Note:

The  Practice Note PNCL 1-2016 deals with the operation of the Confiscation List in the Common Law Division.

Operation and Management of the Confiscation List

 The Confiscation List is a specialist list set up to manage proceedings instituted under the Confiscation Act 1997 (Vic) and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cwth).

Judges-in-charge and contact details

Judge Murphy is the Judge-in-Charge of the Confiscation List. Email all correspondence for the Confiscation List to this inbox confiscationlist@countycourt.vic.gov.au

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Applications for Restraining Orders

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) and Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) solicitors making applications for restraining orders should contact the Confiscation List Registrar on (03) 8636 6501 to ensure that there is sufficient time in the next scheduled list for the hearing of restraining order applications.

Applications for Exclusion/ Revocation Orders

Applications for exclusion orders and, in respect of the Proceeds of Crime Act, a revocation order shall be in the prescribed form. Please refer to Practice Note PNCI 7-2008 for further information regarding the process and particulars required for submitting such applications.

Time Limits for making certain Applications

Practitioners should make themselves aware of the specific requirements of the application to be made and the time limits that apply to exclusion or revocation applications as contained in the Confiscation Act 1997 and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Directions Hearings

A Directions Hearing in relation to an application for an exclusion order will be listed by the Confiscation List Registrar on the date requested by the Applicant if available or as soon as practicable by the Registrar if the requested date is unavailable. Directions hearings are held every Tuesday at 9.30am or at such other time as the Associate to the List Judge advises or publishes.

Circuit proceedings

The Confiscation List operates in the Melbourne Registry only.

Enquiries and Feedback

Any enquiries about the operation of the Confiscation List be directed to the Associate to the Judge in charge of the List.