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About this NPA

The Admiralty and Maritime NPA incorporates proceedings that relate to admiralty or maritime disputes including:

Oar Mace 
The Oar Mace of Admiralty 

Latest Judgments

Recent Judgments - Federal Court

  • 10 Apr 2018: Vautin v BY Winddown, Inc. (formerly Bertram Yachts) (No 4) [2018] FCA 426
    CONSUMER LAW - Sale of goods - Acceptable quality - Motor vessel - Defective construction of hull and superstructure - Goods with latent risk not of an acceptable quality CONSUMER LAW - Sale of goods - Acceptable quality - Right to reject - Whether rejection period expired - Whether nature and extent of breach of warranty had become "apparent" -…
    Judge: Derrington J
  • 7 Mar 2018: Vautin v BY Winddown, Inc. (formerly Bertram Yachts) (No 3) [2018] FCA 375
    CORPORATIONS - Voluntary winding up - Leave to proceed against - Voluntary winding up brought about by the handing down of a judgment similar to that in the main proceedings - Voluntary winding up commenced after hearing of main proceedings
    Judge: Derrington J
  • 7 Dec 2017: Wyzenbeek v Australasian Marine Imports Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1460
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application to amend statement of claim - where application has been filed after the commencement of the hearing - where particulars of statement of claim do not reflect detail of the case which applicants wish to rely - where respondents first objected to the evidence the week before the commencement of the hearing…
    Judge: Derrington J

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Form & Rules

The key forms and rules for commencing these proceedings are:

Actions in rem


Actions in personam


Arresting a Vessel

Generally applications for arrest of a vessel are urgent and made to the Duty Registrar in the relevant registry.

Admiralty Marshals are available to arrest a vessel anywhere in Australia at any time on any day of the year.


The admiralty and maritime work of the Court is not limited to proceedings under the Admiralty Act and Admiralty Rules, see also:

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