Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) have been closely monitoring the Government’s announcements and advice concerning COVID-19 and its management. 

While the vast majority of our workforce is working from home, our offices remain open across Australia and we are attempting to perform our role as best as possible under the circumstances, whilst ensuring the health and safety of all concerned. 

We appreciate that for many victims and witnesses the current circumstances may raise numerous questions and concerns regarding the case they are involved in. The CDPP Prosecutors and Witness Assistance Officers are available to help.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Prosecutor or Witness Assistance Officer allocated to your matter.

If unsure who to contact, please phone our Melbourne office (03) 9605 4333 and ask to speak to one of the Duty Workers from the Witness Assistance Service (WAS). The WAS is staffed by qualified social workers and a Duty Worker is available from Monday to Friday between 9am until 5pm (AEST).

The following links may also assist you at this time:

  • For the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia, please see the Australian Government website www.aus.gov.au
  • The Judicial College of Victoria has collated a summary of courts advice for each state and territory.
  • Further information regarding National Support Services, see the information under support and entitlements.