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Practice Direction 7 of 2020


This Practice Direction is issued pursuant to Section 592 of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and replaces Practice Direction 3 of 2020 which is now revoked.

This Practice Direction applies to applications for intervention orders made to the Children’s Court of Victoria (the Court) pursuant to the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic.) or the Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010 (Vic.) and outlines protocols for the listing and hearing of intervention order proceedings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic at all venues of the Court. It is informed by the latest medical advice from Victorian public health authorities to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all Court users. 

This Practice Direction takes effect from 15 June 2020.

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President, Children's Court of Victoria
Place of Publications: 
Children's Court of Victoria
Date of Publication: 
9 June 2020
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