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References for bail

Information for staff about bail.

VLA Professional support—Criminal law

The Professional support pages on the VLA intranet have summary information about bail.

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VLA professional support—Youth lawanet

The professional support pages on the VLA intranet have summary about bail and its effects on young people.

See Practice resources—Youth law resources—Children`s bail applications/remand(opens in a new window).

VLA Learning Hub

Bail applications in the Children's Court

This session, presented by VLA lawyer David Benady in March 2014, explains the process of running a bail application in the Children's Court.

See Bail applications in the Children's Court(opens in a new window).

Bail applications in the Supreme Court

This session, presented by Peta Murphy, Barrister, Victorian Bar in September 2014, explains the process of running a bail application in the Supreme Court, including what to include in the affidavit, who to talk to and how to file document.

See Bail applications in the Supreme Court(opens in a new window).

Access for Community legal centres

This lecture can be viewed online by Community Legal Centre staff and volunteers. To gain access staff will need to contact the Professional Legal Education team and ask for the link and password. Lecture materials can also be provided on request.

Please email ple@vla.vic.gov.au.

Intersections: the links between criminal, child protection, family law and family violence

This eLearning module is designed to assist lawyer to understand the intersection between violence and other related court orders and legal matters. By the end of the module the user should be able to:

  • recognise common multijurisdictional legal issues that may arise in the context of family violence
  • explain the difference between family law court orders, child protection orders, bail conditions and family violence intervention orders
  • provide basic procedural advice to clients facing criminal, child protection or family law interventions
  • recognise when to refer and provide competent referrals for expert advice in other areas of law.

See Intersections: the links between criminal, child protection, family law and family violence(opens in a new window).

This eLearning module is available directly to external users via the eLearning portal in LawHub.

See eLearning.

Judicial College of Victoria

If you type 'bail' into the search of the Judicial College of Victoria—Victorian sentencing manual you will get a detailed list of bail issues. Bail is discussed from section 5.4.6.

The college also produces:

Children's Court Bench Book

The Judicial College's Children’s Court Bench Book is aimed at providing a quick reference tool for judicial officers in this jurisdiction, and for practitioners working in this area. It has been designed to supplement the research materials on the Children's Court website.

  • 'Custody and bail'

See Judicial College of Victoria—Children's Court Bench Book(opens in a new window).

Magistrates' Court

The custody and bail section of this site has direct links to the following forms:

  • bail application
  • revocation, variation and insufficient security.

See:

Children’s Court

Detailed information about bail applications for children, including detailed discussion about:

  • children in custody
  • bail—legislation
  • bail—relevant questions and factors
  • bail—'exceptional circumstances', 'show cause', 'unacceptable risk'
  • bail—a miscellany
  • Law Reform Commission Review of the Bail Act.

See Children’s Court—Criminal Division—Custody and bail(opens in a new window).

Supreme Court

Practice note

On 10 June 2020, the court published a revised practice note, SC CR 2 Bail applications and appeals. This deals with processes for:

  • applications for bail, variation of bail, revocation of bail or appeals
  • urgent applications
  • hearing arrangements
  • surety
  • withdrawal of an application or appeal.

See Supreme Court—SC CR 2 Bail applications and appeals (10 June 2020)(opens in a new window).

Fitzroy Law Handbook

Fitzroy Legal Service's Law Handbook has the following information about bail.

See How bail works(opens in a new window).

Victoria Police Manual

The manual has Victoria Police policies and procedures, guidelines and resources that assist police employees to interpret and apply policies. Part of the manual has been made accessible to staff at Victoria Legal Aid.

See Victoria Police Manual(opens in a new window).

Victoria Police Manual The Victoria Police Manual outlines the police policies and procedures for receiving and responding to complaints and incidents.

See Victoria Police Manual—Bail and remand(opens in a new window).

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