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The Children’s Court of Victoria is a specialist court with two divisions dealing with cases involving children and young people.

The Family Division hears:

  • applications relating to the protection and care of children and young persons at risk, and
  • applications for intervention orders.

The Criminal Division hears:

  • matters relating to criminal offending by children and young persons.

The Children's Koori Court (Criminal Division) hears:

  • matters relating to criminal offending by Koori children and young persons, other than sexual offences.

More information?

For more information, see the jurisdictions page or view the Children's Court of Victoria Statement of Priorities for 2019-2021.