Commencing and Defending Civil Proceedings in the Magistrates' Court

Legal action to recover money is commenced by filing a Complaint document with the Magistrates' Court.
A Notice of Defence is filed if you have been served with a Complaint and you wish to defend the matter.
An Application for Order is used to obtain a judgment order.

Filter by title: A | C | N | O | P
Affidavit/Declaration to be sworn by person serving a complaint to verify service of that complaint.

Form to be completed by plaintiff to apply for an order to be made on failure of defendant to lodge Notice of Defence

Use this form to initiate proceedings to settle a fencing dispute

Use this Complaint form to initiate legal action in the civil jurisdiction of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.

Form to be completed by defendant to make a Counterclaim against a plaintiff's claim where the Counterclaim must be served out of Australia.

Form to be completed by defendant to make a Counterclaim against a plaintiff's claim.

Defendant to use this form to give notice of intention to defend a claim. Two copies must be completed.

This form may be completed by a legal practitioner to certify that a party has previously made an Overarching Obligations Certification.

You must complete this form and file it with the court with your first document in the case, e.g. complaint or defence.
You must complete this form and file it with the court with your first document in the case, e.g. complaint or defence. The Form 4B certifies that each of the allegations or denials in your complaint or defence has a proper basis.