Contact Tasmania Registry

Contact Details
Phone:

(03) 6232 1615
8.30am - 5.00pm  - Mon-Fri
Hearing & speech impairment

Email:
General inquiries - tasreg@fedcourt.gov.au
Family law inquiries - enquiries@familylawcourts.gov.au
Fax:
(03) 6232 1601
Opening hours:
9.00am - 4.30pm - Mon-Fri - Public enquiry counter
Court sittings:
10.15am-12.45pm and 2.15pm-4.15pm
After hours:
0438 283 129
Appeals:
(03) 6232 1615 - Phone
(03) 6232 1601 - Fax
Judges' chambers:
Location
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Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building
39-41 Davey Street
Hobart TAS 7000

Location

The Federal Court Registry in Tasmania is located on the ground and second floors of the Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building at 39-41 Davey Street, Hobart. The building is shared with the Family Court of Australia and the Industrial Relations Commission.

The public enquiry counter is located on the ground floor and courtrooms are located on the second floor.

The noticeboard on the wall opposite the enquiry counter shows details of the cases which will be heard by the Court each day. Noticeboards near the entrance to each courtroom 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 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.

Hours

The public enquiry counter is open to the public from 9.00am until 4.30pm.

Telephone enquiries 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 4.15pm. However, some Court proceedings may commence earlier so it is a good idea to check the listing details in the Law List which is published each weekday on this website or in The Mercury.

Transport and parking

Metro buses run regularly to the bus terminal in Hobart City centre. It is then just a short walk to the Court. Go to the Metro Tasmania website to find the best route.

Located near to the Court is one open-air car park, several multi-storey car parks and metered parking. Arrangements for parking for people with disabilities can be made on request.

Library

The library on level 3 is open to practitioners and litigants and may be accessed by contacting the registry counter at ground level.

The Library catalogue and Native Title Infobase can be accessed from this site.

Other facilities

  • Information
    Information on the Court's procedures relating to assisted dispute resolution and witnesses are available on this website. Information on the Court's area of jurisdiction including bankruptcy, corporations, human rights, and administrative and constitutional law can be found in GuidesCourt forms are also available on this website or from the Registry.
  • Database of cases
    There is also a computer terminal for public use 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
    Wheelchair access is available to the building.
  • Public toilets
    Public toilets are located on the ground and second floors. A toilet for people with disabilities and baby change area is located on the ground floor.
  • Phone
    There is also a public phone located in the foyer of the ground floor of the building.
  • 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.
  • Cafes
    There are a number of cafes and lunch bars in the area.
  • 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 TAS Registry on (03) 6232 1615

  • Speak and Listen users
    Phone 1300 555 727
    then ask for the TAS Registry on (03) 6232 1615

  • Internet relay user
    Connect to the NRS (www.relayservice.gov.au)
    and then ask for the TAS Registry on (03) 6232 1615.