On this page you will find a listing of the latest news stories from the OPP.

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) is Victoria’s largest criminal legal practice.

16 April 2019

OPP Trial Division Manager appointed Magistrate

OPP Trial Division Manager Suzette Dootjes has been appointed a Victorian Magistrate, the Attorney-General Jill Hennessy has announced.

03 August 2018

OPP Senior Legal Advisor Bruce Gardner retires

One of the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) most experienced senior legal advisors, Bruce Gardner, retires today after 36 years of dedicated service.

31 July 2018

Legal Practice Manager Vicky Prapas appointed Victorian Magistrate

Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) Legal Practice Manager Vicky Prapas has been appointed a Victorian Magistrate, Attorney-General Martin Pakula has announced.


31 July 2018

Crown Prosecutor Kieran Gilligan appointed Victorian Magistrate.

Director of Public Prosecutions Kerri Judd QC has congratulated Crown Prosecutor Kieran Gilligan on being appointed a Victorian Magistrate.

17 July 2018

The Prosecutor - July issue out now

The July 2018 edition of the OPP's external newsletter for stakeholders, The Prosecutor, has been published.

22 June 2018

The right to a fair trial and the right to open justice

As Director of Public Prosecutions, it is my responsibility to ensure that the prosecution of serious criminal offences is fair.  I must also ensure prosecutions proceed in a manner that will not put the safety of any person at risk or cause undue distress or embarrassment to children, victims of sexual offences and victims of family violence.

15 June 2018

Funds from Super Coop sales to aid training of court support dog

An initiative by staff at the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) to sell Super Coop plush toys has raised $1100 to help fund the training of support dogs that can provide comfort to victims of crime while they give evidence in court.

27 September 2017

Amendments to Policy of the Director of Public Prosecutions

A number of amendments have been made to the Director’s Policy.