County Court of Victoria – First time users
Can I lodge documents in the County Court if I am based outside of Victoria?
Yes, as long as you have a Victorian Legal Service’s Board solicitor code number (Victorian solicitor code).
A solicitor must have a Victorian solicitor code to file in the county court’s case management system. Many interstate firms have agencies or business addresses in Victoria and already have a Victorian solicitor code they can use.
If you don’t have a Victorian solicitor code, you may apply for access to eFiling. Simply download and complete the Request by interstate solicitor to lodge documents via eFiling form.
A solicitor having conduct of the proceeding needs to sign this form and submit it to the Court through the applicable registry:
Common Law Division
Commercial Law Division
After the court receives the completed form, they’ll process your request and inform you of their decision.
If approved, they will issue you with a code that can then be entered into the eFiling system for the particular case that you are associated with. This code can only be used for filing on the case that it is assigned to.
What are the hours of operation?
You can access our County Court of Victoria eFiling system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However you can only successfully lodge documents during registry hours.
If you attempt to lodge a document after the closing time of the corresponding registry, the registry will process and stamp it on the next business day.
View the registry hours.
Where do I enter my firm details?
The first time you select Vic County Court eFiling from the CITEC Confirm main menu, the firm details screen displays. Enter your details then select ‘Next’ to proceed to the County Court of Victoria eFiling menu.
|Firm Legal Services Board (LSB) number (solicitor code)||Mandatory|
|Firm name||The registered name of your firm or sole practitioner|
What is the correct format for the firm LSB number (solicitor code)?
The LSB number is a unique identifier for a firm, consisting of a maximum of six digits.
To obtain your LSB number, please contact the Victorian Legal Services Board on (03) 9679 8000.
Enter this number in the format CRnnnnnn, with leading zeroes in front of the six digits of your firm LSB number.