About Us

Welcome to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria

The richly diverse Victorian community presents the Court with a challenge to find innovative ways to communicate with, inform and educate the community about the work of the Court. This website is an important aspect of meeting that challenge.

The paramount duty of courts remains the impartial administration of case-by-case justice. The Court also has an important responsibility for delivering high quality registry services. The Court values the strong engagement it has with the community and will use this website and other means of communication to build confidence in the justice system and greater community understanding of both the judicial role and the significance of an independent court system for the whole Victorian community.

Peter Lauritsen
Chief Magistrate
Andrew Tenni
Chief Executive Officer