The eLodgement system is an online portal for legal practitioners to electronically lodge forms and documents for appeal and criminal matters.
Most court documents must be lodged with the Court electronically. In Melbourne, eLodgement is required for any case represented by a 'CR-15+' or 'AP-16-18+' case number. For matters outside of Melbourne, eLodgement applies to all pending cases on the County Court Circuit List. Most physical documents are no longer accepted.
Some benefits to eLodgement are that it:
First time users will need to create a user account before you can eLodge documents.
Legal practitioners are advised to read the eLodgement user guide to assist with lodging their documents, and should review the checklist below before starting.
Before you begin the eLodgement process, please ensure:
The video below provides information and training on using the eLodgement system.
Once the documents have been processed, an email digitally attaching the processed documents is sent to you. If the documents have not been received, try checking your spam or junk mail folders for the eLodgement document receipt.
When a document is inadvertently lodged on the wrong file, the person who lodged the document should contact the Criminal Registry for assistance as soon as possible. The Criminal Registry can be contact by phone on 03 8636 6570 or by emailing email@example.com.
It may be that you have saved the document with special characters, or your description is too long.
If you require further assistance, take a screenshot of your issue and email it along with your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible to help resolve the issue.