The primary function of the General Crime List is pre-trial management of all criminal matters committed from the Magistrates’ Court after an accused pleads not guilty. The exception is sexual offending which is dealt with in the Sexual Offences List.
All matters are managed by the Criminal Listing judges following the committal hearing through to trial. Common pre-trial management issues include funding, trial duration, resolution prospects and filing of documentation.
Other functions of the General Crime List are consent bail variations, applications to adjourn pleas and appeals by consent, filing of indictments, filing of notices of discontinuance, pre-appeal hearings and other applications by consent as required.
Matters suitable for the General Crime List include directions hearings and most consent hearings. Requests to list matters at 9am should be made to email@example.com.
For queries in the General Crime List (other than requests to list matters), please contact the General Crime List associates by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All other matters are listed at 10.30am in the General Crime Reserve List. Requests to list contested matters and enquiries regarding matters listed at 10.30am should be made to the Associate to the Criminal Listing Judge by emailing email@example.com.
The Court requires that all communication between court officers and litigants or practitioners be open (disclosed to all parties to the proceeding). All communications must be copied to all parties to the proceeding.
All documents for matters listed in the General Crime List should be lodged via eLodgement. The General Crime List will not accept documents for filing by email, except for self-represented litigants. Self-represented litigants may email their documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If parties are unable to meet filing deadlines, email should be sent to General Crime List (and other parties copied). For any issues regarding eLodgement, please contact the Criminal Registry at email@example.com or on 03 8636 6570.
Please go to the videolinks page for details on arrangements for criminal matters.