The Criminal Division hears indictable offences under Victorian and Commonwealth law, as well as appeals from the Magistrates' Court and Children's Court.
The Criminal Division has three list courts for the pre-trial management of cases committed from the Magistrates’ Court with a plea of not guilty: the General List, the Sexual Offences List, and the Circuit List.
Discover why we ask all court users if they are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person.
The County Koori Court is the first sentencing court for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders in the higher jurisdiction in Australia.
Legal practitioners can electronically lodge forms and documents for Appeal and Criminal matters.
Access Court Connect, a free case information search tool provided by the County Court.
Judges may impose fines and costs as part of a sentence. These fines and costs may be referred to Fines Victoria for the debtor to manage their payment with.
The Criminal Division has a range of guidance material if you decide to represent yourself in criminal or appeal cases.
Juries bring the values, standards and expectations of our community into the courtroom. Juries are made up of citizens selected randomly.
The monthly newsletter highlights the important work of the Criminal Division.