Contact Us

Filing of matters / Information on filed matters ( Federal Law only)

Inquiries should be directed to the Registry in the state in which the case will be (or has been) lodged.

Registries: ACT | NSW | NT | QLDSA | TAS | VIC | WA

Out of hours contacts: see Duty Judge & urgent matters 

Family Law

If your enquiry is relating to a family law matter, please email the Family Law National Enquiry Centre at

Progress of a case

Information regarding the progress of a federal law matter can be obtained by searching Federal Law Search, or directed to the Registry which is hearing the matter.
You are also able to track a case through the Commonwealth Courts Portal.

Administration of the Court & Website Feedback

Administrative inquiries include website feedback, human resources, financial management, information technology support, property and procurement, risk management and statistics.


Federal Court inquiries from journalists are to be directed to the Director Public Information.


Role of the Registries

The Registries provide operational support to the judges in each state, as well as registry services to legal practitioners and members of the public. The registries receive court and related documents, assist with the arrangement of court sittings and facilitate the enforcement of orders made by the Court.

The registries of the Federal Court are also registries for the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in relation to federal law matters.

Most Registries are also registries for the Australian Competition Tribunal the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal. and the Copyright Tribunal. The Queensland, South Australian, Western Australian and Northern Territory District Registries are registries for the High Court. The Tasmanian Registry provides registry services for the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.