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Entry to Children's Court: COVID-19

Court Security Act 1980

Social distancing measures are the most effective way to reduce the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect; 

  1. the safety of all persons who work at or attend the court premises; and

  2. the good order or management of legal proceedings or other business conducted at the court premises

All persons who do not need to be at Court are asked not to enter, unless they are: 

  1. A person who is a party to a proceeding before the court;

  2. A person who requires immediate face to face services of the registry;

  3. A person who is a representative of the media; or

  4. A person who is admitted by direction of a registrar or judicial officer of the Court.

In accordance with s 3(2A) of the Court Security Act 1980 authorized officers will direct persons to leave court premises when they do not need to be there. This is in order to maintain the security, good order and management of Court premises in the interests of all court users.  

If you are asked to leave and feel unsafe doing so please let authorized officers know and alternative arrangements will be considered.  

Simon McDonald 
Chief Executive Officer 
Children’s Court of Victoria