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Practice Direction 9 of 2020 issued

FAMILY DIVISION – COVID-19 EMERGENCY PROTOCOL

MELBOURNE, MOORABBIN & BROADMEADOWS VENUES OF THE CHILDREN’S COURT

This Practice Direction is issued pursuant to Section 592 of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005.

This Practice Direction introduces further temporary measures necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic for the management of proceedings in the Family Division of the Children’s Court of Victoria (the Court) at Melbourne, Moorabbin and Broadmeadows. This Practice Direction revokes Practice Direction 1 of 2020 for these venues of the Court only.

This Practice Direction is to be read in conjunction with Practice Direction 6 of 2020 – Readiness Hearings and the Reintroduction of Reserved Submissions that commenced on 1 June 2020.

Download a copy of Practice Direction 9 of 2020 here.