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Child Protection

The Family Division of the Children's Court of Victoria has jurisdiction to hear a range of applications and make a variety of orders in relation to the protection and care of any person under the age of 17 years.

Criminal

The Criminal Division of the Children's Court of Victoria has jurisdiction to hear and determine charges against young people aged between 10 and 17 years at the time of committing the alleged offence.

Koori Court

The Children's Koori Court deals with young Koori people who have been found guilty of committing a criminal offence.

Intervention Orders

An intervention order is a court order designed to protect a person by placing limits on the behaviour of another person.

Infringements and Fines

A fine can be imposed by a court or by the issue of an infringement notice.

About the Children's Court

The Children's Court of Victoria is a specialist court with a Family Division and a Criminal Division. The court has jurisdiction to hear and determine cases involving children and young people including criminal and child protection matters.

Court Locations

Court location

The Children's Court sits at locations throughout metropolitan