General publications

  • Discontinuance Review Framework

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  • Briefing Expression of Interest Form

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    IMPORTANT: This interactive form must be saved first. If you are having difficulty downloading or viewing the PDF file, please follow the below instructions: - Right click on the title link - Select "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (Firefox/Mozilla /Chrome) when presented with a menu - Use Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file directly after downloading.

  • Briefing Fee Schedule

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    Office of Public Prosecutions Briefing Fee Schedule

  • Complaints Policy and Form

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    The OPP and the DPP strive to maintain excellent service and are committed to continual service improvement. This policy includes a complaint/feedback form that can be completed by various persons including victims, defendants, witnesses and other members of the public.

  • Financial Assistance, Compensation and Restitution for Victims of Crime

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    Explains victims access to financial assistance, compensation and restitution.

  • OPP Gifts Benefits and Hospitality Policy

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    OPP Gifts Benefits and Hospitality Policy

  • ILEP Final Evaluation Report

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    An independent evaluation of the Interactive Legal Education Program.

  • Interactive Legal Education Program

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    Explanatory booklet. The Interactive Legal Education Program (ilep) is aimed at raising the professional effectiveness of prosecutors and defence lawyers in sexual offence matters. Registration and details are at Further information:

  • Mental Impairment Matters Explained

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    This document provides an overview of the process in matters where Mental Impairment is a factor.

  • Now you are a witness

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    Now you are a witness is a brochure designed to inform witnesses about their role in the criminal justice process.

  • Oaths and affirmations

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    Information for witnesses regarding oaths and affirmations

  • OPP Koori Inclusion Action Plan 2014

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    OPP Koori Inclusion Action Plan 2014

  • OPP Personal and Health Information Privacy Policy

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    The OPP Personal and Health Information Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with the Website Privacy Statement.

  • OPP Standard Briefing Terms

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  • OPP Strategic Plan 2017-2021

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    The OPP's Strategic Plan covering the years 2017 to 2021

  • Pathways to Justice

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    The Pathways to Justice booklet (second edition) has information to help witnesses to prepare for court and to outline witnesses' rights and responsibilities.

  • Prosecuting Mental Impairment Matters

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    This guide includes information about the court process where a person who is mentally ill or cognitively impaired is prosecuted for a serious offence. It also includes a form for making a Victim or Family Member Report.

  • Taking the Next Step

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    Taking the Next Step is a guide to the Victorian court system for bereaved families. It explains the criminal justice process in detail.

  • The prosecution process

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    This flowchart outlines the prosecution process.

  • The Pursuit of Justice: 25 years of the Director of Public Prosecutions

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    The Pursuit of Justice: 25 years of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Victoria is a history of the DPP.

  • Visual Branding Guidelines

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    Public prosecutions service visual branding guidelines for contract designers.

  • Protected Disclosure Management

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    Protected Disclosure Management

  • OPP Communicating with Victims Report web

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    This report commissioned by the OPP in conjunction with RMIT's Centre for Innovative Justice provides a unique insight into the communication needs of victims of crime.

  • DPP Policy Paper on Proposed Reforms to Committals

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    This proposal is intended to lessen the undesirable impacts of criminal proceedings on victims and witnesses by building upon processes refined by the Magistrates’ Court.

  • The Importance of Plea Agreements - Our Approach and Accountability

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    Speech by DPP John Champion S.C. to the 14th International Criminal Law Congress in Melbourne.

  • DPP-speech-Mental-impairment-guide-launch

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    Speech by DPP, John Champion S.C., at the launch of the Prosecuting Mental Impairment Matters guide, Wednesday 28 November 2012.

  • Prosecuting Mental Impairment Matters Launch

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    Speech by Colleen Pearce, Victorian Public Advocate, on 28 November 2012, to launch the OPP's Prosecuting Mental Impairment Matters guide.

  • DPP speech to LIV annual Criminal Law Conference

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    DPP, John Champion S.C., on plea offers and discontinuances at the Law Institute of Victoria's annual Criminal Law Conference, 27 July 2012.

  • Sexual Offences Interactive Legal Education Program Launch

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    Sexual Offences Interactive Legal Education Program Launch - Speech delivered by Director of Public Prosecutions John Championn S.C. on 20 April 2012.

  • Speech delivered by the DPP John Champion S.C.

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    Challenges of Forensic Evidence:Some Observations of a New DPP - Speech delivered by Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. on 29 February 2012.

  • Directors Family Violence Policy Launch

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    The DPP launched the Director's Family Violence Policy which details a best practice approach to prosecuting family violence matters.

  • Papers from the Proceeds of Crime Conference Papers 5-7 October 2011