Magistrates' Court make considerations for each court on family violence matters

Recommendation 068


Who is leading the change

Court Services Victoria

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria consider for each court:

  • capping lists of family violence matters at a level that allows magistrates enough time to hear each matter
  • staggering family violence lists to provide greater guidance to parties as to when cases will be heard
  • increasing the number of days dedicated to listing family violence matters
  • introducing benchmarks for the maximum amount of time parties should wait for a listed family violence matter to be heard