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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

  • 20 Jun 2024: Gordon v The Vessel "Southern Star" [2024] FCA 674
    ADMIRALTY - where party-boat arrested for small claim - where three caveats against release, also small claims - where owner of vessel applies for release of vessel from arrest - where urgency arising from imminent commencement of charter - where parties close to agreeing security for release - whether vessel should be permitted to trade including …
    Judge: Stewart J
  • 13 Jun 2024: JMD Park Pty Ltd v The Ship "Bluefin" [2024] FCA 637
    ADMIRALTY - application for judicial sale of ship - fishing vessel - orders made for judicial sale with provision for valuation - form of undertaking under r 69 of the Admiralty Rules 1988 (Cth) - method of sale to be determined by Admiralty Marshal
    Judge: Sarah C Derrington J
  • 14 May 2024: Boating Syndication of Australia Pty Ltd v BSA Management Qld Pty Ltd [2024] FCA 502
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - interlocutory application to enforce contractual restraint of trade clause - application of Restraint of Trade Act (NSW) - where applicant bears the onus of proof - where there is a serious question to be tried - where the balance of convenience does not favour the grant of an injunction - application refused
    Judge: Markovic 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

Admiralty Marshals are available to arrest a vessel anywhere in Australia at any time on any day of the year.

This section details how to contact the registry and make an application for an arrest.


The admiralty and maritime work of the Court is not limited to proceedings under the Admiralty Act and Admiralty Rules, see also:

More Legislation


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