Children's Court of Victoria

477 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
www.childrenscourt.vic.gov.au

The Children’s Court handles cases involving children and young people under the age of 18. It has two divisions: the Family Division and the Criminal Division.

The Family Division deals with matters relating to the care and protection of children and young people at risk, as well as applications for intervention orders. The Children’s Court is separate from the The Family Court (a federal court). The Family Court deals with divorce and other related matters, such as the distribution of property and access to children.

The Criminal Division deals with children and young people accused of committing crime.

The Children's Court also has a Koori Court that deals with young Koori people who have been found guilty of committing a criminal offence.

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Video

A video explaining what happens at the Childrens' Court for young people who have been charged with a criminal offence.

Published: 2015

External website

Information for children about Family Division cases heard in the Children’s Court. It explains the court processes and the support available to them.

Published: 2015

External website

Information for children about Criminal Division cases heard in the Children’s Court. It explains the court processes and the support available to them.

Published: 2015

This page was last updated on April 24, 2014