Filing of matters
Inquiries relating to the filing of matters should be directed to the District Registry in the state in which the case will be lodged. Links to District Registries are in the menu on the left.
Progress of a case
Information regarding the progress of a case can be obtained by searching Federal Law Search, or directed to the District Registry which is hearing the matter.
Inquiries regarding the overall administrative functions of the Court including policy advice, human resources, financial management, information technology support and property management should be directed to Principal Registry.
General inquiries including website feedback
Please send to email@example.com. Do not send queries regarding the filing of matters before the Court to this email address - send to the District Registry in which the case has been or will be lodged. Links to District Registries are in the menu on the left.
Federal Court inquiries from journalists are to be directed to the Director Public Information (ph: 0419 341 506).
Role of the District Registries
The District Registries provide operational support to the judges in each state, as well as registry services to legal practitioners and members of the public. The registries receive court and related documents, assist with the arrangement of court sittings and facilitate the enforcement of orders made by the Court.
The registries of the Federal Court are also registries for the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (previously the Federal Magistrates Court) in relation to general law matters.
Most District Registries are also registries for the Australian Competition Tribunal and the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal. The Queensland, South Australian, Western Australian and Northern Territory District Registries are registries for the High Court. The Tasmanian District Registry provides registry services for the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The Registry of the Copyright Tribunal is located in the New South Wales District Registry of the Court.