The Supreme Court of Victoria is the highest court in Victoria and comprises the Court of Appeal and the Trial Division. The Court deals with major criminal and civil matters, plus appeals against decisions of lower courts.
To be an outstanding superior court.
To safeguard and maintain the rule of law, and to ensure:
o equal access to justice;
o fairness, impartiality and independence in decision-making;
o processes that are transparent, timely and certain;
o accountability for the Court’s use of public resources; and
o the highest standards of competence and personal integrity.
For administrative purposes, the Court lies within Court Services Victoria, and is supported by a Chief Executive Officer and approximately 300 staff appointed under the Public Administration Act 2004 and the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2016.