County Koori Court
The County Koori Court was established as a Division of the County Court by the County Court Amendment (Koori Court) Act 2008.
The County Koori Court draws on the successful implementation of the Koori Court model in both the Magistrates’ Court and the Children’s’ Court.
The objective of the County Koori Court is to ensure greater participation of the Aboriginal community in the sentencing process of the County Court through the role played in that process by the Aboriginal Elders or Respected Persons and others such as the Koori Court Officer.
The County Koori Court is the first sentencing court for Aboriginal offenders in a higher jurisdiction in Australia. The Court sits in the Melbourne County Court, Gippsland (at the Morwell Law Courts and Bairnsdale Law Courts) and Mildura. Judge Grant is the Judge-in-Charge.
The County Koori Court currently sits at Melbourne, Latrobe Valley and Mildura:
- Melbourne on Mondays when required
- Latrobe Valley Morwell on circuit
- Mildura on circuit
For information on the County Koori Court, please contact:
County Koori Court Coordinator
Tel: (03) 8636 6083
County Koori Court Practice Note
The County Koori Court Practice Note guides the operation and management of matters before the Court. Download the document here