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As the largest jurisdiction within Court Services Victoria, the Magistrates' Court has a proud history of providing justice for the people of Victoria. 

With 51 locations around the state, we handle approximately 90 per cent of matters that come before Victorian courts. We promote a genuine commitment to work/life balance, including:

  • additional leave options 
  • staff wellbeing programs 
  • flexible working conditions 
  • study assistance 
  • internal and external training, and 
  • career development opportunities.

Hear first-hand from our staff about what it's like to work at MCV in the video below:

We offer full time, part-time, ongoing and fixed-term positions across a diverse range of roles, as well as a trainee court registrar program.

Magistrates' Court of Victoria’s vision is that all employees access and enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender, identity or cultural beliefs. The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women.

To view our current vacancies, see the Victorian Government careers website. Vacancies are listed under Court Services Victoria.  

Before you apply

You should learn as much as you can about the Magistrates’ Court role in Victoria’s court system.

When advertising a position, contact details are provided so you can seek more information about the role. If you decide to make contact, please help us to help you by preparing your questions in advance.

For information about the recruitment process, see the application process page on the Victorian Government careers website.

Work placement

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria has a work placement program for students completing tertiary study. For more information and to lodge a request for placement, please email the Magistrates’ Court Learning and Development Unit at, including the following details:

  • your name
  • resume
  • course name
  • University/TAFE
  • three Magistrates’ Court location preferences
  • preferred dates of placement
  • required duration of placement
  • preferred number of days per week.

Please note: The work experience program for young people aged under 18 has not been reinstated.

Last updated on 06 Jun 2023
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