The Judicial Commission of Victoria commenced operations on 3 July 2017. The Commission is an independent statutory corporation established under the Judicial Commission of Victoria Act 2016 to investigate complaints about the conduct or capacity of judicial officers or non-judicial VCAT members (Officer). The Commission will provide an accessible and transparent complaint process which will ensure public confidence in the Victorian courts and VCAT is maintained.
Any member of the public or the legal profession may make a complaint to the Commission. The Law Institute of Victoria and Bar Association can also refer complaints on behalf of their members without disclosing the identity of the complainant.
Complaints can be submitted to the Commission by completing the complaint form on the Commission’s website - www.judicialcommission.vic.gov.au.
The type of complaints the Commission can investigate include inappropriate remarks made in court, an excessive delay in handing down a judgment or health issues which may affect an Officer’s capacity to perform their official functions. The Commission cannot investigate the correctness of a decision of an Officer.
Visit the Commission’s website to learn more about the Commission and the complaints process.