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Acts and Regulations

Legislation and Statutory Rules (including Rules and Regulations) relevant to Children’s Court of Victoria

To view them, please go to the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website.


  • Bail Act 1977
  • Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
  • COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020
  • Crimes Act 1958
  • Criminal Procedure Act 2009
  • Evidence Act 2008
  • Family Violence Protection Act 2008
  • Magistrates' Court Act 1989
  • Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010

Rules and Regulations

  • Children, Youth and Families (Children's Court Family Division) Rules 2017
  • Children, Youth and Families Regulations 2017
  • Children's Court (Evidence - Audio Visual and Audio Linking) Rules 2018
  • Children's Court (Family Violence Protection) Rules 2018
  • Children's Court (Personal Safety Intervention Orders) Rules 2011
  • Children's Court Criminal Procedure Rules 2019
  • COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Criminal Proceedings and Other Matters) Regulations 2020

Children's Court Bench Book

Guide to the Court’s jurisdiction, published on Judicial College of Victoria website

See Children's Court Bench Book

Children's Court Research Materials

Comprehensive legal information on the jurisdiction and operation of the Children’s Court of Victoria, assembled by former Magistrate Peter Power

See Research Materials