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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 Oct 2018: Wyzenbeek v Australasian Marine Imports Pty Ltd (No 2) [2018] FCA 1517
    CONSUMER LAW - misleading or deceptive conduct -representations made as to ocean going capability of motor vessel inducing purchase - vessel not capable of ocean going use - representations were misleading or deceptive and the makers had no reasonable basis for making them CONSUMER LAW - misleading or deceptive conduct - loss and damage - vessel…
    Judge: Derrington J
  • 28 Sep 2018: Australian Maritime Safety Authority v Globex Shipping S.A. [2018] FCA 1477
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - service out of jurisdiction - application to serve interlocutory application outside of Australia - whether requirements for service out of the jurisdiction satisfied
    Judge: Derrington J
  • 13 Sep 2018: Ozmen Entertainment Pty Ltd v Neptune Hospitality Pty Ltd (No 3) [2018] FCA 1411
    ADMIRALTY - joint venture to operate hospitality business aboard vessel - agreement to charter and license vessel PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - further interlocutory application for an order to appoint a receiver and manager to take control of a vessel and business operated on-board -balance of convenience - where the relationships between the parties…
    Judge: Burley J

Latest Papers & Publications

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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