Registrar, Geelong Magistrates' Court, Magistrates' Court of Victoria


An excellent opportunity exists for a registrar at the Geelong Court Complex in an ongoing Grade 3.1 role.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3.1
Work Location: Geelong - Barwon area
Reference: VG/MC1918G
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $71,853 - $79,551
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MC1918 - PD.pdf (PDF, 229KB)


MC1918 - Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 52KB)


Contact: Christine Paterson
(03) 4249 4800

Position Details

About us

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state.

The Court determines in excess of 300,000 cases per annum at 51 venues, equating to approximately 90 per cent of all cases that come before Victorian courts each year.  The Court aims to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community.

About the role

The role works within a multi-jurisdictional framework and assists in all operations of a multi-jurisdictional court on a daily basis. This is a general Grade 3 Registrar position at Geelong Magistrates Court and is subject to rotation within the various registries.

Registrars of the Magistrates' Court perform a wide range of administrative tasks throughout the Court's registries in Victoria. These may include in-court (bench clerk) duties, client-contact (telephone and counter) enquiries, and back-of-office administrative responsibilities.

Registrars are also required to exercise powers conferred under the Magistrates ' Court Act 1989, other Acts and Rules. These powers involve the preparation and processing of administrative and statutory documentation and the exercise of discretionary quasi-judicial and statutory powers using professional judgement in applying legislative requirements, established rules and precedents.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment)

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Other Information:

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19.  It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.


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