Become a trainee court registrar in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
Trainee court registrars work full time and learn about court processes on the job to progress to a career as a court registrar.

Start your career with the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Benefits of a career as a court registrar

  • salary commencing at $52,493 (as at Jul 2019)
  • full time, ongoing employment
  • workplace support and professional development to complete a traineeship and become a qualified court registrar
  • an interesting, varied career where you will gain exposure to all jurisdictions within the Magistrates’ Court including criminal, civil, family violence and victims of crime matters.
  • travel to other courts in the region

More Information:

Become a court registrar at the Magistrates’ Court of victoria

Do you have:

  • an interest in a career in legal administration, and knowledge of the role of a bench clerk?
  • a relevant qualification (VCE or equivalent)?
  • customer service and/or administration experience?
  • resilience and confident social skills to be able to speak publicly, communicate with respect and build rapport with court users?
  • attention to detail, and the ability to work under pressure?
  • the ability to maintain confidentiality, integrity and accountability at all times?
  • a driver’s licence?


Step 1: Observe a bench clerk at a Magistrates’ Court and speak to staff to gain an understanding of the role

Step 2: Visit the Trainee Court Registrar page on the MCV website to find out which locations you can apply for:

You can also find the candidate application form here.

Step 3: Lodge your cover letter, resume and candidate application form by emailing [email protected]

Questions? Email the Learning & Development Unit at [email protected]