Remote Hearings During the COVID-19 Pandemic
15 April 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where appropriate and necessary, the Federal Court is modifying its practices in order to minimise in person attendance on Court premises, with the Court’s priority being the health and safety of the community, and in particular, parties, practitioners, judges and staff, and the families of all of these groups.
To the extent possible, alternative arrangements will be put in place for all listings and events that would ordinarily require in person attendance. All hearings before the Court (other than in truly exceptional circumstances) are currently proceeding using remote access technology, including Microsoft Teams and telephone conferencing.
Please click on the links below to access information relevant to the conduct of remote hearings:
- National Practitioners/Litigants Guide to Online Hearings and MS Teams (pdf, 325 kb)
- Special Measures Information Note (SMIN-1) (pdf, 239 kb)
- Appeals and Full Court Hearings (SMIN-3) (pdf, 535 kb)