Criminal Division

Criminal Division of the County Court

Her Honour Judge Hannan is the Head of the Criminal Division.

The County Court has jurisdiction to hear all indictable offences, except treason, murder and related offences.

The broad ranges of offences dealt with include;
  • serious theft,
  • armed robbery,
  • drug trafficking,
  • sexual offences,
  • fraud and dishonesty offences,
  • culpable driving,
  • serious assault and
  • income and sales tax offences.

The majority of offences arise under Victorian legislation, however the Court also deals with a number of offences under Commonwealth legislation.

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Criminal Forms

Please click here to access the County Court Criminal Forms


The Court hears appeals in relation to:

  • Intervention orders and cases from the criminal jurisdiction of the Magistrates' Court, and
  • The criminal and family divisions of the Children’s Court

Please follow this link to access the Criminal Jurisdiction contact information.

Information for Litigants in criminal matters

  • Adjournments and Bail/Surety
  • Appeals from the Magistrates' Court
  • Fines and Costs
  • Criminal Jurisdition Frequently Asked Questions
  • Obtaining Legal Advice and Assistance
  • Pre-Appeal Mentions and Intervention Order Appeals

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Access to Court Records Forms

Application to Access Court Records (Crime and Appeal Files) - May 2015.doc View/Download File type msword icon (74.50 KB)
Application to Access Court Records (Crime and Appeal Files) - May 2015.pdf View/Download File type pdf icon (102.14 KB)