eLodgement

The County Court of Victoria eLodgement system is an online portal allowing legal practitioners to electronically lodge a number of forms and documents for criminal matters online.

Online Portal - https://elodge.courts.vic.gov.au/ccv/login.htm

Under eLodgement, manual handling and delivery of many documents will no longer be accepted. Instead, legal practitioners will lodge documents directly from their offices through the online eLodgement portal.

A tracking number will advise legal practitioners that their documents have been received by the Court. Certain document types will be automatically processed by the Court and legal practitioners. Other document types will require validation by the Court prior to acceptance. For those document types, if they are rejected by the Court, a rejection email should occur within 48 hours.

In Melbourne
Documents may only be lodged against:
• Cases initiated in 2014 (CR-14): Active cases only
• Cases initiated in 2015 and the future (CR-15 and CR-16+): Active cases and Finalised cases which are listed for a future hearing.

In the Regions
Documents can be lodged against:
• Cases initiated in 2014 and prior (CR-14 and before): Active cases only.
• Cases initiated in 2015 and the future (CR-15 and CR-16+): Active cases and Finalised cases which are listed for a future hearing.

Documents Types
Document types that cannot currently be lodged under any case in eLodgement include:
• Depositions
• Files over 20MB in size
• Files not in the format .doc, .docx, .pdf, .xls, .xlsx

The eLodgement system has been designed to be intuitive, meaning that it can be easily navigated and understood without the need for instructions. However, the Court has developed this short user guide to assist legal practitioners to become familiar with eLodgement as soon as possible.

Using eLodgement

The Court hosted four eLodgement Training and Briefing sessions led by Head of the Criminal Division, Judge Lisa Hannan, with 235 legal practitioners attending.

Legal practitioners who were unable to attend can view a session here.

Additionally, the Court has also created an eLodgement User Guide to assist legal practitioners with lodging their documents.