The Supreme Court has two parts:
1. the Supreme Court, and
2. the Court of Appeal.
The Supreme Court has limited appellate jurisdiction. It has appellate jurisdiction over civil decisions made in the Magistrates Court.
The Court of Appeal is much wider.
The Court of Appeal
The Court of Appeal only deals with appeals.
It has appellate jurisdiction over civil and criminal decisions made in the:
- County Court
- Supreme Court of Victoria
It also has appellate jurisdiction over:
- Some VCAT matters
- Criminal interlocutory appeals
When appealing a Supreme Court decision you have 28 days, from the date of the original sentence, to lodge the appeal with the Court of Appeal. If you are lodging the appeal with the Federal Court you have 21 days.
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