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Goods forfeited or recovered by the court

Information about goods that have been confiscated or forfeited by the courts.

The court can dispose of all property (not money) that has been forfeited or recovered by the court. The magistrate may decide how to dispose of the goods.

The money from the sale of goods is dealt with in the same way as though they as a fine that had been imposed under the Act that allows the forfeiture.

Property seized by a sheriff

This does not apply to goods that have been collected by a sheriff under a warrant to seize property or to enforce a debt.

More information


Magistrates’ Court Act 1989 (Vic)

  • s. 137—forfeitures may be sold
  • s. 137A—how unsold seized property is to be handled

See Magistrates' Court Act 1989 (Vic)(opens in a new window).