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All Magistrates’ Courts remain open but to reduce the number of people in our buildings a range of non-urgent matters are being adjourned to a future date. You will be advised of this date in due course. Go to the news section below for more information.

Portland Magistrates' Court

Change Court
67 Cliff Street
Portland Victoria 3305
PO Box 374
Portland Victoria 3305
DX Number: 219592
Monday : CLOSED Tuesday : CLOSED Wednesday : CLOSED Thursday : CLOSED Friday : CLOSED Saturday : CLOSED Sunday : CLOSED

Normal opening hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Wednesday. The court is closed between 1pm and 2pm on sitting days.


On street parking only.

Available at this court

Criminal matters

The criminal jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court hears and determines all summary offences, some indictable offences and conducts committal hearings. 

Civil matters

The Magistrates’ Court can hear civil disputes up to the value of $100,000 arising from debts, claims for damages, other monetary disputes or equitable relief.

Intervention orders

There a two types of intervention orders that can be ordered in the Magistrates' Court. They are personal safety and family violence intervention orders. 

Koori Court

A court for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who have taken responsibility and pleaded guilty to a criminal offence. 

Bail support (CISP)

Support is available for eligible accused persons on bail through the Court Integrated Services Program (CISP).

Facilities at this court

  • Audio Visual Link
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Contact us

Enquiries P: (03) 5523 1321 F: (03) 5523 6143 E:
Last updated on 09 Jul 2020
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