2017 Bourke Street Inquest
On 20 January 2017, six people were fatally injured after being struck by a car that was driven through the Bourke Street Mall and then along the footpath on Bourke Street between the Mall and William Street, Melbourne.
Her Honour Coroner Jacqui Hawkins is investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident and will hold an inquest into the deaths that resulted from this incident. These webpages provide information and updates about the coronial inquest for the families of the victims and other interested members of the community.
The coronial inquest will be referred to as the ‘Inquest into the January 2017 Melbourne Bourke Street event’.
Information about what an inquest is, and how an inquest operates can be found on our website.
General information and updates concerning the Inquest.
Role of a Coroner
The Coroners Court of Victoria is a specialist inquisitorial court established under the Coroners Act 2008. This page explains the role of the Coroner in the Inquest into the January 2017 Melbourne Bourke Street event.
The Inquest team is made up of a coroner, counsel assisting the coroner, solicitors, a registrar and a family liaison officer.
All hearing dates, including administrative hearing dates will be listed here as they are confirmed by Coroner Jacqui Hawkins.
A number of people an entities have already been granted leave to appear as interested parties in the Inquest into the January 2017 Melbourne Bourke Street event. This page describes how to become an interested party.
Witnesses and public information
A large number of people have made statements to the police regarding the January 2017 Melbourne Bourke Street event. Many of those people may be required to give verbal evidence in the Inquest into the January 2017 Melbourne Bourke Street event.
Documents, submissions and rulings
Publicly available documents relating to the Inquest into the January 2017 Melbourne Bourke Street event will be made available here.
Frequently asked questions
Find the answers to your questions about the Inquest into the January 2017 Melbourne Bourke Street event.
Information about how to contact the court, access media releases and media guidelines.
Find resources relating to the role and responsibilities of the Coroners Court of Victoria.
Contacting and attending court
Information about how to contact and attend the court