Contact Victoria Registry

Contact Details
Phone:
(03) 8600 3333
8.30am - 5pm  - Mon-Fri
vicreg@fedcourt.gov.au
Fax:
(03) 8600 3351
Opening hours:
9.00am - 4.30pm - Mon-Fri - Public enquiry counter
After hours
0418 538 128 general & admiralty
Judges' chambers:
Appeals
Admiralty Marshal
Location
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Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building
305 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Location

The Federal Court Registry in Victoria is located in the Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building on the corner of William and La Trobe Streets, at 305 William Street Melbourne. The main entrance is adjacent to Flagstaff Railway Station in William Street. The building also houses the Melbourne Registry of the High Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

The public enquiry counter is located on level 7.

Federal Court court rooms are located on levels 6, 8 and 9. Mediation Centres are located on levels 6 and 9.

Electronic Noticeboards are located on levels 2, 6 and 8 and display lists of all the matters to be heard by the court on that particular day. Alternatively, you may check the listing details in the Case List which are available on this website and published each weekday in The Age.

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 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, Monday to Friday.

Telephone enquiries can be made between 8.30am and 5.00pm except on weekends and public holidays.

Transport and parking

The Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building is located adjacent to Flagstaff Railway Station. Tram routes 24, 30, 55 and the free City Circle tram all stop at the intersection of LaTrobe and William Streets. For the most up-to-date information about public transport in Melbourne, please refer to the Public Transport Victoria website.

There are several public car parks only a short distance from the building. These offer hourly and daily parking at commercial rates.

Details about parking options for people with disabilities is.available on the City of Melbourne website.

Library

Located on level 11, the Melbourne library is open to self-represented litigants, the legal profession and anyone who has a relevant connection to the business of the Court.
An area set aside for public use provides photocopying facilities and computer access to the library catalogue, Native Title Infobase and the judgments database.

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 3.30pm.

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 jurisdiction including bankruptcy, corporations, human rights, and native title can be viewed and downloaded on the Areas of Law section of the site.
  • Forms
    Court 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 file
    You should also approach the enquiry counter if you wish to search a Court file. A fee is payable for searching a Court file and for obtaining copies of any filed documents.
  • Wheelchair access
    Wheelchair access to the building is via the main entrance.
  • Public toilets
    Public toilets including a toilet with access for people with disabilities, are located on levels 2, 4, 6 and 8.
  • Child staff
    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
    A cafe is located off the concourse adjacent to Flagstaff Station. A number of other food and beverage outlets are located nearby.
  • 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 VIC Registry on (03) 8600 3333

  • Speak and Listen users
    Phone 1300 555 727
    then ask for the VIC Registry on (03) 8600 3333

  • Internet relay user
    Connect to the NRS (www.relayservice.com.au)
    and then ask for the VIC Registry on (03) 8600 3333.