Victoria's principal trial court hears and determines criminal, common law and commercial matters.
The Criminal Division hears indictable offences under Victorian and Commonwealth law, as well as appeals from the Magistrates' Court and Children's Court.
The Common Law Division has a broad jurisdiction that includes workplace, transport accident and medical negligence claims, and claims by a beneficiary under a will.
Students and teachers engaged in the Victorian Certificate of Education can take advantage of a wealth of new free resources.
Learn how a case unfolds by watching a short film, download a series of Legal Studies fact sheets or take a virtual tour of the Court.
Teachers can access a study guide complete with case studies, discussion points, suggested activities and questions.
The Chief Judge has handed down his sentence in the matter of the Director of Public Prosecutions v George Pell.
Chief Judge Peter Kidd believes it is important to use whatever channels are available to communicate how the Court works.