Funds in Court [FIC] is an Office of the Supreme Court of Victoria that deals with funds paid into Court.
Funds are paid into Court by a court order usually because a person is under a ‘legal disability’. This might be because they:
- have had an accident, injury or illness
- have an intellectual or physical disability (or both)
- are under 18.
Funds are paid into Court by other courts or by the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT). This money may be compensation from an accident or injury, from a will or for people under 18 who have lost a parent or have been victims of crime.
People who have money administered by the Senior Master are called ‘beneficiaries’. The funds are held in trust by the Senior Master for beneficiaries of the Court.
FIC supports the Senior Master in managing funds and providing assistance for more than 5,000 beneficiaries.
- Type of Advocacy:
- Referral & Information Service
- Area of operation:
- Legal Precinct, corner of William and Lonsdale Streets
- 1300 039 390