Accessing Court Documents and Data

Court decisions

The County Court publishes selected decisions (sentencing remarks, judgments and rulings) on Austlii and Jade. Both of these websites are free to access.

Decisions are published at the discretion of the presiding judge. If you wish to access a decision that has not been published online, please email providing details of the decision you wish to access and a short explanation of why you are seeking access to this decision.


Court files

Criminal and appeal matters

Access to documents held on criminal and appeal files can be requested by completing the Application for Access to Crime or Appeal File form and returning it via email to

Civil matters

Civil files can be searched by completing the Search Request by Public or ACT Workers Compensation Request 1930-1993 form and returning it to the Court Registry along with payment of the search fee.

Civil files in the Confiscation List can be searched by completing the Confiscation Search Form and returning it via email to


Court transcripts

Criminal Division matters are transcribed by the Victorian Government Reporting Service (VGRS). For information on how to request a copy of a transcript, please visit the VGRS website.

Transcription of Common Law and Commercial Division matters is arranged by the parties, the County Court does not hold transcript for these matters.


Academic research

All requests for court assistance with academic research should be directed to the Publications Manager –


Data requests

If you require data from the County Court, please complete the CCV Data Request Form and return it via email to

If you have any queries about this form or wish to discuss your request, please contact the County Court’s Data Quality Manager, Governance Team, on 03 8636 6587.



For media enquires please refer to the Media Centre.

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