Courts Open Day 2018

For a day, Victorian courts open their doors to let you see behind the scenes. It's a great day out for the family, offering plenty of children's activities. Join us on Saturday 19 May for Courts Open Day.

Fun family activities in the County Court forecourt include:

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Kids can enjoy face painting by Laurie The Face Painter.

11:30 am - 2:30 pm The Great Gizmo will be entertaining the crowds with a combination of uni cycling, juggling, live music, comedy, and most importantly, fun!

12:45 pm - 2:45 pm Kids can enjoy a special balloon from our balloon artist.

There will also be a sausage sizzle from 11:00 am, with all monies raised supporting Berry Street - an independent child and family welfare organisation.

Supreme Court of Victoria

10:00 am Old High Court exhibition

11:00 am How find you? A juror’s experience

11:00 am 'You be the judge'

1:00 pm Guided walking tours of Melbourne's historical legal precinct

1:30 pm 'You be the judge'

2:00 pm Trial by (social) media: jury duty in the digital age

3:30 pm Two Famous Cases

County Court of Victoria

10:00am, 11:30 am and 2:00 pm 'Day in the life of an accused' tour

10:00 am Behind-the-scenes tours of the County Court

10:30 am Civil jury empanelment session

10:30 am, 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm 'I Plead Guilty Your Honour' mock hearing

11:30 am Mock Koori Court

12:00 pm Parole, you decide

12:30 pm Courts of the future

1:00 pm 12 Good Citizens: Jury empanelment session

1:00 pm Guided walking tour of Melbourne's historical legal precinct

2:30 pm Bailed out: The role of the barrister

Magistrates' Court of Victoria

10:00 am Welcome by the Chief Magistrate

10:15 am 'All Stand' Magistrates' Court mock bail hearing

10:30 am Koori Court information session

11:30 am Drug Court of Victoria

12:00 pm Career as a Court Registrar information session

12:30 pm Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) information session

1:00 pm Guided walking tour of Melbourne's historical legal precinct

1:00 pm Court Integrated Services Program (CISP) information session

2:00 pm 'Walk in her shoes' tour

2:00 pm Road Trauma Support Services Victoria presentation


11:30 am How VCAT works

Court Network

8:45 am Information stall

Children's Court

10:00 am Information stall

Event information

Courts Open Day
Event date
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates' Court, VCAT
Legal Precinct
Melbourne VIC 3000




Please check individual event listing for booking information
This page was last updated on May 10, 2018