Civil Directions Group

About

The Civil Directions Group manages cases listed for;

  • administrative mention,
  • trials or
  • any other interlocutory steps within the Civil Lists listed below.

The Civil Directions Group also process 'consent orders on the papers' for the Judges in charge of these Lists.

The legally qualified directions administrators provide authoritative procedural advice on the civil litigation process whilst acting as liaison between the Judiciary, the legal profession and court users.

Length of time it is currently taking to process orders: 5 business days

Correspondence

Correspondence for the Directions Group should only be sent by email.

IMPORTANT: CHANGES TO THE CIVIL DIRECTIONS GROUP

Please note that as at 1 July 2018, the email address for the Civil Directions Group directions.group@countycourt.vic.gov.au will no longer be in operation.

Effective immediately, parties are advised to direct all future correspondence to the following respective email addresses:

Common Law Division

CommonLaw.Registry@countycourt.vic.gov.au

Commercial Division (General, Building, and Banking & Finance Lists) 

Commercial.Registry@countycourt.vic.gov.au 

Commercial Division (Expedited List) 

CommercialJR.Chambers@countycourt.vic.gov.au

Self represented litigants may correspond with the Civil Directions Group via Email, Mail or Fax.

Courtconnect

Save time by checking on Court Connect:
  • To see if your correspondence has been received
  • To see if a court date has been vacated or listed
  • To find your orders

Guidelines

See the Directions Group Guidelines 2016 for guidelines for submitting correspondence and consent orders, and guidelines for requests for directions hearings.

Request for Directions Hearing Form - Commercial Division

Request for Directions Hearing Form - Common Law Division

Orders

2018 Orders booklet - Commercial Division

2018 Orders booklet - Common Law Division

Parties requiring authentication of Directions Orders are referred to Order 60A of the County Court Civil Procedure Rules 2008.

Sample orders

Other Relevant Guidelines

If you intend to represent yourself in Court, please refer to the section Are You Representing Yourself?