Practice Direction 11 of 2020
CRIMINAL DIVISION - COVID-19
This Practice Direction is issued pursuant to Section 592 of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and introduces further temporary measures necessitated by the COVID‑19 pandemic and the Stage 4 restrictions imposed under the declared State of Disaster.
This Practice Direction applies with effect from 10 August 2020 to all Criminal Division proceedings filed in the Children's Court throughout Victoria other than CAYPINS matters. This Practice Direction will operate for the duration of the declared State of Disaster and revokes Practice Direction No. 2 of 2020. A further Practice Direction will be issued by the Court at the conclusion of the State of Disaster.