Bendigo Law Court Development

Great court buildings inspire confidence in a strong justice system.

The Victorian Government has invested $166.2m to deliver a court that meets the needs of Bendigo and Loddon Mallee communities now, and for future generations.

Bendigo's court of the future will be modern, efficient, calming, safe, and connected to the rich cultural and architectural heritage of the region.

More courtrooms, advanced technology, sustainable design, and a focus on safety and individual user needs are some the features of Bendigo's future court.

Court Services Victoria is working with Bendigo Law Court stakeholders to ensure that the diverse needs of court users inform the functionality and design of the court.

It is anticipated that designs of the new Bendigo Law Court will be shared with the Bendigo community in the first half of 2020.

The Bendigo Law Court Development is contributing, alongside the Bendigo GovHub and Bendigo Kangan Institute redevelopment, to the planned revitalisation of the northern end of the Bendigo city precinct. Court Services Victoria is working closely with the agencies delivering these projects.

Protecting the rich heritage of the existing, historic Bendigo Law Court is important to the Bendigo community, the legal community, and Court Services Victoria. A process to engage the community about potential future uses for the building will be established, and further information provided closer to its commencement.

At a glance

The new Bendigo Law Court will include:

  • Magistrates' Court of Victoria
  • Children's Court of Victoria
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • specialist courts for family violence, Koori Court, mental health assessment and referral, and drug matters

The Supreme Court of Victoria, County Court of Victoria, and the Federal Circuit Court will continue to operate from the new Bendigo court on a circuit basis, and the Children's Court will also provide services across the Loddon Mallee Region on a circuit basis.

Construction of the new Bendigo Law Court is scheduled for completion in December 2022.

The existing Bendigo Law Court, with all current services, will continue to operate until then.

The new Bendigo Law Court will be built on the corner of Mundy and Hargreaves Street.

Who is building the new Bendigo Law Court?

  • Court Services Victoria is leading the Bendigo Law Court Development
    Project Director: Mick Carroll
  • Architect: John Wardle Architects
  • Project Manager: CBRE
  • Builders for the project will be engaged following competitive tender processes

Enquiries about the Bendigo Law Court Development can be sent to bendigo.court.development@courts.vic.gov.au.

This page was last updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 - 11:59am