County Court of Victoria

250 William Street, Melbourne

The County Court of Victoria hears civil, criminal and criminal appeal matters. It hears more serious criminal cases than the Magistrates’ Court, including matters involving drugs, robbery, dangerous driving and sex offences.

The County Court of Victoria is headed by the Chief Judge and sits in the middle of the court hierarchy – above the Magistrates’ Court and below the Supreme Court.

Criminal and civil cases in the County Court may be heard before a judge and jury or a judge alone.

The County Court is located in central Melbourne. It also presently sits at 13 locations across Victoria. Find details of when the court is sitting outside Melbourne here.

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This page was last updated on May 15, 2014