Court hearings list

Coroners Court of Victoria hearings are generally open to the public. Hearings are generally held at the Coroners Court of Victoria in Melbourne unless otherwise noted.

Types of hearings

Mention/directions hearing

These hearings allow parties to discuss whether an inquest is required, or determine the scope, date and witness list for the inquest.


An inquest will hear from witnesses, examine evidence and consider submissions from various parties.

Summary inquest

No witnesses are called. A summary of the facts and investigation will usually be presented. The coroner may deliver their finding at the end of the hearing or provide it in writing at a later date.


The coroner may read out the entire finding, read selected parts, or choose to simply sign the finding.

Court hearings list