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Practice Directions

This page contains Practice Directions and associated documents.

Title Summary
Practice Direction 1 of 2006 Authority to Provide Copies of Recordings of Proceedings
Practice Direction 2 of 2006

Consent Orders

Practice Direction 3 of 2006

Preparation of Chronologies in Family Division Matters

Practice Direction 4 of 2006

Provision of Witness Lists in Family Division

Practice Direction 5 of 2006

Adjournments

Practice Direction 6 of 2006

Interstate Transfer of Child Protection Orders

Practice Direction 1 of 2007

Sexual Offences List - Country Children's Courts

Practice Direction 2 of 2007

Sexual Offences List - Country Children's Courts - Witness Summonses - Confidential Communictions

Practice Note 1 of 2008

Applications by Apprehension

Practice Direction 1 of 2009

Sexual Offences List - Melbourne Children's Court

Practice Direction 2 of 2009

Sexual Offences - Summary Contest Listings (including Forms A and B)

Practice Note 1 of 2010

New Model Conferences

Practice Note 1 of 2011

New Model Conferences

Practice Direction 1 of 2012

Melbourne Children's Court - Court 2 Protocol

Practice Note 1 of 2012

Listings - Melbourne Children's Court - Directions Hearing - Practice Direction 3 of 2012)

Practice Direction 2 of 2012

Authority to Provide Digital Recordings of Proceedings (including request form) 

Practice Direction 3 of 2012

Listings - Melbourne Children's Court (including Attachment A - Matters for Direction)

Practice Direction 4 of 2012

Family Division Section 162(1)(d) Pilot Specialist List

Practice Direction 1 of 2013

Family Division Section 162(1)(d) Pilot Specialist List - Extension

Practice Direction 2 of 2013

Melbourne Children's Court - Court 2 Protocol

Practice Direction 3 of 2013

Melbourne Children's Court - Remand Hearings and Bail Applications after 2.00pm

Practice Direction 4 of 2013

Melbourne Children's Court - Protection Applications by Safe Custody

Practice Direction 5 of 2013

Melbourne Children's Court - Protection Applications by Placing a Child in Emergency Care

Practice Direction 1 of 2014

Family Division Section 162(1)(d) Pilot Specialist List - Established as Ongoing Specialist List

Practice Direction 2 of 2014

Melbourne Children's Court - Family Division - Filing of Conditions - Use of Form

Practice Direction 3 of 2014

Family Division - Filing of Reports

Practice Direction 4 of 2014

Criminal Division - Sunshine Custody Listings

Practice Direction 5 of 2014 This Practice Direction has been revoked and replaced by the Videoconferencing Guidelines published below.
Guidelines for Videoconferencing

Criminal Division - Guidelines - Increased use of video-links - Preliminary hearings - Young person in custody

Practice Direction 6 of 2014

Moorabbin Children's Court - Applications arising out of children placed into emergency care

Practice Direction 1 of 2015

Criminal Division - Sunshine Custody Listings

Practice Direction 2 of 2015

Filing of appearances - Children's Court - Melbourne, Moorabbin and Broadmeadows

Practice Direction 3 of 2015

Subpoena Documents

Practice Direction 4 of 2015

Expansion of the D List

Practice Direction 5 of 2015

Criminal Division - Sunshine Custody Listings

Practice Direction 6 of 2015

Family Division - Broadmeadows Children's Court

Practice Direction 1 of 2016

Criminal Division - Sunshine Custody Listings

Practice Direction 2 of 2016 Melbourne Children's Court - Children in Custody Attending Court
Practice Direction 3 of 2016

Listing of Matters in the Children's Koori Court (Criminal Division) at Melbourne

Practice Direction 4 of 2016

Broadmeadows Children's Court - Koori Family Hearing Day - Marram-Ngala Ganbu

Practice Direction 5 of 2016

Protection Applications in Regional Venues Where a Child is Placed in Emergency Care

Practice Direction 6 of 2016

Criminal Division - Sunshine Custody Listings

Practice Direction 1 of 2017

Family Division - Appearance of in-custody adults by audio visual link. 

Practice Direction 2 of 2017

Fast Track Remand Court