VICTORIA
CALL : 1800 681 614 (toll free)
QUEENSLAND
CALL : 1800 267 671 (toll free)

Welcome to Court Network


Court Network is a unique court support service operating throughout Victoria and Queensland.  We are the only court based service explicitly and solely concerned with the needs of court users.  Information, support and referral services are provided by over 400 trained volunteers supporting:  

  • Victims of crime
  • People accused of crime
  • Families, adults and children who attend court and require support
  • Adults and children who have been violated or exploited by crime
  • Litigants who have little or no support
 
Court Network has volunteers in the following courts:
 

Victoria

Queensland

  • Melbourne Supreme Court
  • Brisbane Supreme and District Courts
  • County Court
  • Brisbane Magistrates' Court
  • Coroners Court
  • Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)
  • Family Court
  • Townsville Supreme, District and Magistrates' Courts
  • Children's Court
  • Cairns Supreme, District and Magistrates' Courts
  • Melbourne and District Magistrates' Courts
 
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
 














To view Court Network's Statement of Purposes and Rules, click here.

To view Court Network's Privacy Policy, click here.

 


 

 

Court Network's submission to the

 

Royal Commission into Family Violence
 

Court Network plays an important complementary role and outreach model in the family violence support services available at the courts. More than 20 Court Network volunteers who work in the Magistrates’ Courts and Family Law Courts met in May to contribute their views about how the family violence system was working for court users and the improvements that they believe are needed. These views were incorporated into the Court Network submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence in Victoria.


Read the executive summary here.


Read the full report here.
 




Will you or your client be attending

 

a Final Hearing in the Family Law Courts


without a lawyer?

 

 

 

 


Court Network has received some funding through the Legal Services Board Grants Program to produce a written resource which is part of a wider project in the Melbourne Registries of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia in assisting unrepresented litigants in their Final Hearing stage, in matters involving children.

Click
here to view the written resource.


For service providers and legal professionals wishing to refer unrepresented litigants in to the Court Network program ‘Responding to the Increased Support Needs of Unrepresented Litigants’ click here to download a referral form

 


 

 

Victim Support Unit


If you are a victim of a crime, a witness to a crime or someone support a victim, help is available from the Victim Support Unit.  This special assistance is provided by a dedicated group of professionally supported volunters called Victim Support Unit Networkers who are trained to assist you before, during and after the court proceedings.


View the website: www.victimsupportunit.org


More information for victims or witnesses


More information for agencies

CONTACT

Court Network information and referral service
9:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Victoria
1800 681 614 (toll free)
Email : admin@courtnetwork.com.au
Queensland
Call : 1800 267 671 (toll free)
Email : brisbane@courtnetwork.com.au
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