Appeals From Other Bodies

Appeals from decisions of persons, authorities or tribunals other than courts

The Federal Court can hear and determine appeals or matters from decisions of persons, authorities or tribunals other than Courts (section 19(2) of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth)).

Typically, "appeals" falling under section 19(2) include appeals from decisions of the:

Appeals from decisions of persons, authorities or tribunals are not appeals in the strict sense. They are 'appeals' in the Court's original jurisdiction and as such are usually heard by a single judge or, in certain circumstances, by a Full Court (3 or more judges sitting together ss14(2)).

Where an appeal is from any person who is a judge or any authority or tribunal constituted by a member who is a judge, the appeal must be heard by a Full Court (section 20(2) of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth)).

Further information about the forms and procedures for these appeals is available from any Federal Court registry.


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