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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Melbourne Magistrates’ Court Specialist Family Violence Division

Available: 9am - 4.30pm weekdays
(03) 9628 7777
Region: Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Fairfield, Northcote, Thornbury
233 William Street
Melbourne. VIC 3000

In the Northern Metropolitan Region, the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court is the only court where the Specialist Family Violence Service operates.

The Specialist Family Violence Service specialises in hearing applications for family violence intervention orders.

At the Specialist Family Violence Service, there are specially-assigned Magistrates, trained applicant support workers, family violence outreach workers, additional legal services from Victoria Legal Aid and Community Legal Centres, dedicated prosecutors and additional security officers. A dedicated Family Violence Court Registrar coordinates these services at the Court.

Find information about Supports at Court for victim survivors and perpetrators.