What this means for victims of crime
While courts will keep operating, the changes are designed to reduce the number of people attending court in person.
Hearings may be conducted with offenders linked in via video or phone. Some hearings may be delayed.
You can learn more about how the courts will operate at:
- the Magistrates' Court of Victoria website (External link)
- the Supreme Court of Victoria website (External link).
You can get support
If you have a VAP case worker, you can call them for information and support.
If you are a victim of crime and you have questions about how the Magistrates’ Court changes may affect you, you can call the Victims of Crime Helpline on 1800 219 217.