Victoria's courts and tribunals interpret the law, decide who is right or wrong in a dispute and sentence or impose penalties on those who have broken the law.
The three main courts operating in Victoria are the Supreme Court, the County Court, and Magistrates' Court. There are also a number of specialised courts, including the Children's Court, the Coroners Court and the Koori Court.
Tribunals are usually less formal than courts and resolve a broad range of disputes, such as arguments between consumers and businesses or between landlords and tenants as well as claims such as immigration or social security disputes.
Tribunals that operate in Victoria include Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT).
Visit the individual court and tribunal websites listed at the bottom of the page for specific information about each one.