Contact Western Australia Registry

Contact Details
Phone:
(08) 9268 7100
8.30am - 5.00pm  - Mon-Fri
Hearing & speech impairment
Email:
General inquiries - waregistry@fedcourt.gov.au
Family law inquiries - enquiries@familylawcourts.gov.au
Fax:
(08) 9221 3261 - General
(08) 9268 7208 - Filing
Opening hours:
8.30am - 4.00pm - Mon-Fri
Public enquiry counter
After hours:
(08) 9268 7219
Appeals:
(08) 9268 7118 - Phone
(08) 9268 7208 - Fax
Judges' chambers:
Location
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Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building
1 Victoria Avenue
Perth WA 6000

Location

The Federal Court Registry in Western Australia is located in the Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 1 Victoria Avenue, between St George’s Terrace and Terrace Road.

The public enquiry counter is located on level 6. Court and hearing rooms are located on levels 4, 6 and 7. Noticeboards at the Victoria Avenue entrance on level 2, the public entrance on Level 3 and on levels 4, 6 and 7 show details of the cases which will be heard by the Court each day.

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 Registry enquiry counter is open between 8.30 am and 4.00 pm.

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

Transport and parking

Buses run regularly along nearby St George’s Terrace. Central Area Transit (CAT) buses depart from Wellington Street bus station and stop near the corner of Hat Street and Victoria Avenue. For the most up-to-date information about public transport in Perth, please refer to the Transport Perth website.

The Perth City Council public car park No. 1 is situated in Terrace Road opposite the Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building. The Perth Concert Hall car park is also located in Terrace Road, adjacent to the building.

A taxi rank is located at the front of the Duxton Hotel on the corner of St George’s Terrace and Victoria Avenue.

Library

Located on level 6, The Perth library is open to self-represented litigants, the legal profession and anyone who has a relevant connection to the business of the Court. The library of the National Native Title Tribunal now forms part of this library.

Researchers, librarians and students may also use the library by prior arrangement with the Librarian. Access to the library catalogue, the Native Title Infobase and judgments database is available on site, and material can be photocopied for a fee (frequent users can establish an account).

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 8.30 am - 4.00 pm.

Other facilities

  • Information
    Information on the Court's procedures relating to assisted dispute resolution and witnesses are available on this site. Information on the Court's jurisdiction including bankruptcy, corporations, human rights, and administrative and constitutional law can be found in Guides.
  • 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 copies of any filed documents.
  • Wheelchair access
    Wheelchair access is via a ramp at the Victoria Avenue entrance.
  • Public waiting areas and toilets
    Situated on all floors. Baby change tables may be obtained from the Registry on level 6.
  • 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
    The area is serviced by a number of cafes and lunch bars.
  • 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 WA Registry on (08) 9268 7100

  • Speak and Listen users
    Phone 1300 555 727
    then ask for the WA Registry on (08) 9268 7100

  • Internet relay user
    Connect to the NRS (www.relayservice.gov.au)
    and then ask for the WA Registry on (08) 9268 7100.