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Feedback and complaints

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria is committed to improving the court experience and delivering exceptional customer service. Where you believe we have not met your expectations, we support your right to provide feedback or make a complaint. 

We will use the personal information you provide to respond to you in accordance with our Privacy Statement.

The Magistrates’ Court will aim to respond to your feedback or complaint within 14 business days.

If these timelines cannot be met, you will be contacted and advised of an expected response time.

Complaints about magistrates and judicial registrars

Complaints about the conduct or capacity of Victorian magistrates and judicial registrars must be made to the Judicial Commission of Victoria. 

For more information, visit the Judicial Commission of Victoria website.

Note: The Commission cannot investigate the correctness of a judgment. If you would like to appeal a judgment, see the appealing a sentence webpage.

Complaints about court staff and process

Feedback and complaints about the conduct of registrars or the court process can be made by completing our complaint form.

You can send the complaint via email feedback@magistratescourt.vic.gov.au or by post: 

The Complaints Officer
Magistrates' Court of Victoria
GPO Box 882
Melbourne Vic 3001 

The Magistrates’ Court will not comment or provide feedback on a judgment from a magistrate or . You should seek legal advice if you would like to appeal a sentence made against you. 

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Last updated on 21 Feb 2019
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