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

His Honour Judge Dyer

Please forward any proposed minutes of consent and any correspondence intended for the Judge in the list to

New Applications

All new applications, and filing of documents should be emailed to

If you are filing a new application that is urgent, please notify Registry on 03 8636 6515 shortly after the application is emailed.

For all new applications, please ensure that you have included a Word version of the application with a digital signature included.

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 generally held every Tuesday at 9.30am. Directions hearings are listed by the Confiscation List registrar as soon as practicable.

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: 30 July 2020