Confiscation List

The Confiscation List hears proceedings related to the confiscation of property, money and other assets linked to crime.

Proceeds of crime can be seized by the state under the Confiscation Act 1997 (Victoria) and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Commonwealth).

The Confiscation Lists hears proceedings under both Acts.

Practice note

Practice notes guide the operation and management of matters within the Common Law Division.

Judge in charge

Judge Murphy.

All correspondence for the Confiscation List should be sent to:

Applications for various orders

Practitioners making applications for restraining orders should contact the Confiscation List registrar on 03 8636 6501 to ensure there is sufficient time available in the next scheduled list.

Applications for exclusion orders and revocation orders should be in the prescribed form described in the practise note.

Practitioners should be aware that time limits apply to such applications. See the relevant Act or contact the registrar for more information.

Directions hearings

Directions hearings are listed by the Confiscation List registrar on the date requested by the applicant, or as soon as practicable. Directions hearings are generally held every Tuesday at 9.30am.

Circuit proceedings

The Confiscation List operates in the Melbourne registry only.

Further information

Any enquiries and feedback about the operation of the Confiscation List should be directed to the judge’s associate in charge of the list by sending an email to the judge's chambers email address.

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Page last updated: 10 September 2019