Contact New South Wales Registry

Contact Details
Phone:
(02) 9230 8567
8.30am - 5.00pm  - Mon-Fri
Fax:
(02) 9230 8535 - General
(02) 9230 8295 - Filing of documents
Email
General enquiries - nswdr@fedcourt.gov.au
File inspections, subpoena, exhibits - NSWInspections@fedcourt.gov.au
Opening hours:
9.00am - 4.30pm - Mon-Fri - Counter
Court Sittings:
10.15am-12.45pm and 2.15pm-4.15pm
After hours
(02) 9230 8000 - Duty Registrar (General & Admiralty)
Admiralty Marshal
Judges' chambers:
Library
Limited access via Law Courts Library
(NSW Department of Justice)
Postal Address:
Locked Bag A6000
Sydney South NSW 1235
Document Exchange:
DX 613 SYDNEY
Location
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Level 17
Law Courts Building
Queens Square, Sydney
NSW 2000

Location

The Federal Court Registry in New South Wales is located on levels 17 - 22 of the Law Courts Building Queens Square Sydney. The building fronts both Phillip Street and Macquarie Street. The street address for the building is 184 Phillip Street, Sydney.

The entrance to the building is from Queens Square and can also be accessed from Phillip Street or Macquarie Street. The building is shared with the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Sydney Registry of the High Court of Australia.

The public enquiry counter is located on level 17. This is where you will need to go to file documents and forms.

Courtrooms are located on levels 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22.

There are noticeboards on level 17 and on the ground floor opposite the entrance which show details of the cases which will be heard by the Court each day. The noticeboards on levels 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 show similar information.

Security

For your security and safety, closed circuit television surveillance and perimeter security screening operates in the building. Your bag or personal belongings will be x-rayed (security staff can assist with lifting heavy bags) and you will be asked to walk through a scanner. Refusal to comply may result in you being denied entry to the building. Items considered to be a security risk (including cameras) will be confiscated by staff and a receipt provided. They will be returned to you on departure from the building. Information about prohibited items is displayed in the building’s foyer. If you have any concerns about your personal security or medical concerns about the screening process, please talk to one of the security staff.

Further information is contained on the Law Courts Limited website.

Hours

The public enquiry counter is open between 9.00am and 4.30pm.

Telephone enquires can be made from 8.30am until 5.00pm, except on weekends and public holidays.

The Court usually sits from 10.15am until 12.45pm and 2.15pm until 4.30pm. However, some Court proceedings may commence earlier so it is a good idea to check the Law Notices that are published on this website and in The Sydney Morning Herald.

Location and transport

Martin Place and St. James train stations provide the closest rail access.

Bus routes to the city, Town Hall, Circular Quay or Wynyard will provide convenient access to the Court.

Buses leave from Macquarie Street near Sydney Hospital.

Call the Transport Info Line on 131 500 or go to www.131500.com.au to find the most suitable bus route for you.

Parking

There are parking stations available in Elizabeth and Macquarie Streets and on St Mary's Road.

Designated parking for people with disabilities is located:

1.  On Macquarie Street (3 car spaces, no time limit) and opposite the Sydney Eye Hospital,
2.  In Phillip Street (2 spaces outside Wentworth Chambers, 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday) and next to the ramp entry to the Law Courts Building.

Other parking station/areas for disabled parking near to the Law Courts Building are:

1.  Theatre Royal, MLC Centre, 120 King Street
2.  Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Tower, Hunter Street
3.  The Domain, Sir John Young Crescent
4.  Rear of Sydney Eye Hospital, Hospital Road
5.  Shakespeare Place, off Hospital Road, outside Mitchell library (4 spaces).

Library

Library collections and reference services are provided by the Law Courts Library, a division of the Department of Justice NSW. Members of the legal profession may pay an access fee to use the collection. Further information on public access and fees is available on the Department of Justice NSW website.

Library catalogues and the  Native Title Infobase can be accessed from this site.

Other facilities

  • Information
    I
    nformation on the Court's procedures relating to assisted dispute resolution and witnesses are available on this site. Information on the Court's areas of jurisdiction including bankruptcy, corporations, human rights, and native title can be viewed and downloaded from the Areas of Law section of this site.
  • Court forms
    Forms
    are available on this website or from the Registry.
  • Database of cases
    There is a computer terminal which can be used to access court forms or to search the Court’s database of cases.
  • Court files
    You should also approach the enquiry counter if you wish to search a Court file. A fee is payable when searching a Court file and for obtaining copies of any filed documents.
  • Wheelchair access
    There is wheelchair access to the Court.
  • Waiting areas
    There is a public waiting area on the ground floor. There are also waiting areas near courtrooms on level 18, 19, 21 and 22 which are available during court hearings.
  • Public toilets
    Located on level 17 and also on courtroom floors (levels 18, 19, 21 and 22) which are open during court hearings.
  • Cafes
    There are numerous cafes, lunch bars and food courts in the surrounding area.
  • Child care
    Court staff cannot provide child care. The mychild.gov.au website offers a database of accredited child care centres, searchable by postcode, suburb or service name.
  • No smoking
    The Commonwealth of Australia has a no smoking policy and smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the building.

Hearing or speech impairment

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, contact the Court through the National Relay Service:

  • TTY users:
    Phone 133 677
    then ask for the NSW Registry on (02) 9230 8567
  • Speak and Listen users:
    Phone 1300 555 727
    then ask for the NSW Registry on (02) 9230 8567
  • Internet relay user:
    Connect to the NRS (www.relayservice.com.au)
    and then ask for the NSW Registry on (02) 9230 8567.