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Latest Judgments

  • 18 Jul 2024: Sharma v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2024] FCA 772
    MIGRATION - appeal from judgment of primary judge dismissing application for judicial review - whether appellants should be permitted to rely on grounds of appeal raising arguments not raised below - whether new grounds have any legal merit - leave to rely on new grounds refused
    Judge: Nicholas J
  • 18 Jul 2024: Thompson v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs [2024] FCA 776
    MIGRATION - application for judicial review of decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal) affirming a delegate of the Minister's decision not to revoke the applicant's mandatory visa cancellation under s 501CA(4) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) (Act) - application for extension of time to bring application pursuant to s 477A(2) of…
    Judge: Halley J
  • 18 Jul 2024: Burns v Chief of the Defence Force [2024] FCA 781
    DEFENCE AND WAR - where the Applicants apply for judicial review under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth) of decisions of the Respondent (CDF) to terminate their service with the Royal Australian Air Force pursuant to s 24(1)(c) of the Defence Regulation 2016 (Cth) in that their service was "not in the interests of the…
    Judge: Logan J

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Forms & Rules

The key forms and rules for commencing proceedings are:

Administrative Law:

  • An application for judicial review under ss 39B(1) and (1A) the Judiciary Act:


  • Form 69 – Originating application for relief under Section 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903


  • An application for judicial review under the ADJR Act:


  • Form 66 - Originating application for judicial review


  • An appeal on a question of law from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Superannuation Complaints Tribunal or National Native Title Tribunal:


  • Form 75 – Notice of appeal from a tribunal


Constitutional Law:

  • An application arising under the Australian Constitution or its interpretation:


  • Form 18 – Notice of a constitutional matter under s 78B of the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth)


Human Rights:


  • Form 116 – Originating application under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
  • Form 59 – Affidavit
  • Form 17 – Statement of claim


Self-Represented Litigants

If you are starting a matter or a person has started a matter against you and you do not have legal representation and are conducting the matter and acting for yourself then you are called a self-represented litigant.

The Court has developed a number of resources to assist litigants including: