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Related law about civil procedure

Law that is related to civil procedure.

Supreme Court Act 1986 (Vic)

This Act sets out the law that applies and relates to the Supreme Court of Victoria. This includes:

  • stating where supreme court hearings can take place
  • the jurisdiction of the court
  • the obligation of Judges to wear robes
  • the need for judicial professional development
  • rules that are to apply such as that a trial judge can’t hear an appeal against their own decision.

See Supreme Court Act 1986 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

County Court Act 1958 (Vic)

This Act governs the County Court of Victoria. The Act establishes the Court and also the specialist Koori County Court. It sets out the way that judges, A boriginal elders and bailiffs are to be appointed, defies the roles of associate judges and judicial registrars and it defines the jurisdiction of the court.

See County Court Act 1958 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 (Vic)

This Act established the tribunal commonly referred to as VCAT. This Tribunal provides a cheaper and less formal way of making and review decisions about particular matters that it has been given power to hear. These include residential tenancies, planning, accident compensation, discrimination and small claims.

See Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Supreme Court (Miscellaneous Civil Proceedings) Rules 2018 (Vic)

These rules, made by the Judges of the Supreme Court of Victoria, set out the way that the particular kinds of matters are to proceed. These include:

  • trials
  • commercial list
  • appeals from tribunals or from registrar
  • appeals, including to court of appeal,
  • rules about service and execution of process
  • jury service
  • admission to practice
  • wills ordered by the Court
  • alcoholics and drug dependent persons
  • wards of the court.

They are to be read in conjunction with the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015.

See Supreme Court (Miscellaneous Civil Proceedings) Rules 2018 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 (Vic)

These Rules apply to every civil proceeding in the Supreme Court and include their application, non-compliance, court process, service, appearance, pleadings, representation and summary of judgment.

See Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

County Court Civil Procedure Rules 2018 (Vic)

These rules set out the way that civil matters in the County Court must proceed. The rules include:

  • certification requirements
  • time limits
  • how to start proceedings
  • filing and service
  • judgment in default of appearance rules
  • offers of compromise
  • content and form of court documents
  • costs entitlements
  • prescribes the forms

See County Court Civil Procedure Rules 2018 (Vic).

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rules 2018 (Vic)

These rules set out the procedures and practices to be followed in the Victorian Civil and Adminstrative Tribunal or VCAT.

See Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rules 2018 (Vic(opens in a new window)).

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