About the Court

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria (MCV) has a long and proud history of providing justice for the people of Victoria.

MCV's objective is to provide an efficient, modern and responsive Court that meets the needs of the community.

With 51 locations around the state, MCV handles approximately 90 per cent of all cases - 250,000 cases each year - that come before Victorian courts. 

MCV hears:

  • criminal matters and traffic offences
  • money claims and civil disputes
  • family law matters
  • family violence and intervention orders
  • Specialist Court Jurisdictions, including the Drug Court and Koori Court. 

MCV also manages the Criminal Justice Diversion Program and a number of Court Support Services including:

  • Aboriginal Liaison Program
  • Court Integrated Services Program (CISP)
  • Enforcement Review Program