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Registrars are responsible for the administrative section of the court, known as the registry. They process court documents, answer enquiries and perform bench clerk duties. 

Registrars are essential to the day-to-day operations of the court and work with:

  • judicial officers
  • the police
  • lawyers
  • community groups
  • court users.

Registrars can:

  • provide information about court procedures and processes
  • give general information about relevant legislation and court rules
  • assist in organising an interpreter for criminal, intervention order, and victims of crime matters
  • provide contact details for support services such as the Court Network or Salvation Army. 

Registrars cannot:

  • provide legal advice
  • recommend a lawyer 
  • provide advice about the potential outcome of a matter  
  • provide advice about how to fill in a court form 
  • provide advice about what to say in court
  • explain why a has made a certain decision
  • provide confidential information about a matter.


This is not a full list of legislation associated with this topic. See the Victorian Government's legislation website for more information.

Last updated on 26 Nov 2018
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